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    Sophie: Dog Overboard (Paperback) By (author) Emma Pearse


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    DescriptionWhen Jan and Dave Griffith's beloved cattle dog, Sophie, fell overboard from the family yacht during rough weather, she feared the worst. But Sophie, a true Aussie battler, wasn't going to give up that easily. She swam six miles through shark-infested waters to a remote Whitsunday island where she survived for five months before being miraculously reunited with her amazed owners. Sophie, a highly domesticated dog, had been living ferally - and surviving. Yet one glimpse of her owners when they were reunited was enough for the old Sophie to re-emerge. This is an amazing, inspirational story of survival, loyalty and what binds animals and humans together.

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    Dog Overboard
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Emma Pearse
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 246 g
    ISBN 13: 9781444715224
    ISBN 10: 1444715224

    BIC E4L: PET
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.4
    BIC subject category V2: BTP, WNGD
    BISAC V2.8: PET004000, NAT001000
    DC23: 636.700929
    Illustrations note
    One 8-page colour section, maps, B&W photos throughout
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Hodder Paperback
    Publication date
    02 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Emma Pearse is an Australian journalist who has been living and working in New York for over ten years, where she wrote for New York, Slate, Salon and The Village Voice, among others. She moved back to Australia to write the book and is currently living in Byron Bay.
    Review quote
    'It was amazing how this dog swam to a remote island and survived to be reunited with her family. All dog lovers should read this book.' Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human 'Inspiring and heart-warming, Sophie tells many stories: of family and friendship, of survival and loyalty and, most of all, of the exclusive bond between man and his best friend.' Bendigo Advertiser 'This is a story about survival, loyalty, family and what makes a dog tick.' Hobart Mercury 'A tender, delightful story of how a cosseted pup turned into a hardy, intrepid - and very lucky - "supercanine", this book will endear itself to dog and adventure lovers everywhere.' Publishers Weekly 'This story of canine loyalty and the power of human-animal relationships is as charming as its blue-furred heroine. A treat for dog lovers.' Kirkus Reviews 'It's an amazing story. What a pity dogs can't talk. I am sure Sophie's own tale of her survival, courage and strength would be amazing.' The Launceston Examiner 'Sophie's incredible story of survival is remarkable.' Sunday Tasmanian 'Interwoven with images and filled with colourful details about her survival, Sophie's heart-warming, inspirational story is beautifully told in Emma Pearse's book.' Dog's Life