Arthur

Arthur

The Dog Who Crossed the Jungle to Find A Home

Book - 2017
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The epic true story of one man, a dog, and how they found each other

As seen on an ESPN SC Featured documentary

When you're racing 435 miles through the jungles and mountains of South America, the last thing you need is a stray dog tagging along. But that's exactly what happened to Mikael Lindnord, captain of a Swedish adventure racing team, when he threw a scruffy but dignified mongrel a meatball one afternoon.

When the team left the next day, the dog followed. Try as they might, they couldn't lose him--and soon Mikael realized that he didn't want to. Crossing rivers, battling illness and injury, and struggling through some of the toughest terrain on the planet, the team and the dog walked together toward the finish line, where Mikael decided he would save the dog, now named Arthur, and bring him back to his family in Sweden, whatever it took. In compelling prose, illustrated with candid photographs, Arthur provides a testament to the amazing bond between dogs and people.

Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : Greystone Books [2017]
ISBN: 9781771643375
Branch Call Number: 636.7 LIN
Characteristics: ix, 275 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm.

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milirick
Jul 06, 2018

This a wonderful true story of an adventure racer who is adopted by a stray do who the racer names Arthur. I say the adventure racer is adopted because Arthur followed the racing team through jungles, swam through rivers and wallowed through mud to stay with them. The book is plainly written without lofty prose and much of the book describes the author’s life, his relationship with his family and the concept of adventure racing. Not saying Arthur isn’t mentioned just that as a reader we want to know about Arthur. It was interesting to read how the rest of the adventure racing team was jealous of the attention Arthur received and how difficult it was for Arthur to receive the medical attention he needed and to reach his eventual new home. What I liked most about this story was how someone transformed into a dog caretaker and advocate. Being someone who has a rescue dog from a shelter later in life when before never having any experience with one it is always interesting hearing how others have bonded with their new furry friends.

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JohnGuest_0
Feb 09, 2018

Hang on.

I haven't read this book, but isn't there another one that just came out recently about a dog that followed a racer out of the Gobi desert? Sure there is. I bought it.

Finding-Gobi - The True Story of One Little Dog's Big Journey

So which one's the rip-off?

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mygirl1
Feb 07, 2018

If you love adventure and dogs, this is a must read, could not put this book down!

ArapahoeSummer Oct 16, 2017

This is a fast-paced, action packed look at the sport of adventure racing. Arthur's journey begins late in the race, but is all the more amazing due to his injuries. I absolutely loved this!

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