The story that became a global sensation, now sold for film, of Sophie, the amazing Australian cattle dog who fell off a yacht, was feared lost, yet swam six miles through shark-infested waters to a remote Whitsundays island where she survived for five mo.
When 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.
About The Author
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.
Who doesn't enjoy a feel-good animal story? This one is a beauty and made news around the world.
A couple of years ago, a canine castaway lost at sea was reunited with her owners after spending more than four months living off goats on a Queensland island.
The family had been devastated when their cattle dog, Sophie Tucker, fell off the side of their boat in choppy waters off the Mackay coast in north Queensland in late November. But unbeknown to them, their hardy hound swam five nautical miles to St Bees Island, where she survived until by hunting baby goats.
This is a wonderfully uplifting tale of survival, community and the bonds between people and dogs.
'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]
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 27th September 2011
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.41