Arthur

Arthur

The Dog Who Crossed the Jungle to Find A Home

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This is the story of Arthur, who walked out of the jungle one day and didn't stop walking until he found a home. The Adventure World Championship is a 430-mile race through the Amazon rainforest; one of the most gruelling endurance events on the planet. As Mikael Lindnord and his team collapsed one night, exhausted and starving, he noticed a scruffy but stoical stray dog out of the corner of his eye. Impressed by his bearing, Mikael threw the dog a meatball and thought nothing more of it. But when they left the next day, the dog came with them. Crossing rivers, climbing rocks, battling illness and injury, the team and the dog walked together towards the finish line, where Mikael decided he would keep Arthur (named after King Arthur) and take him back to his young family in Sweden, whatever it took. Their story is a testament to the remarkable lengths both humans and animals will go to: for success, for hope, and for love.
Publisher: Vancouver : Greystone Books, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781771643375
Branch Call Number: 636.7 LIN 2017
Characteristics: ix, 275 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 23 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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