The Incredible True Story of the Castaway Dog

Large Print - 2012 | Large print ed.
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This book describes the account of how Jan and Dave Griffith lost their cattle dog, Sophie, at sea when Sophie disappeared overboard and how Sophie survived and eventually got back to her owners.
Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike Press/Gale Cengage Learning, 2012.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781410447340
Branch Call Number: LT 636.7 PEARSE
Characteristics: 379 p. (large print) : maps ; 22 cm.


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ArapahoeJanetH Jan 31, 2018

This was a book that I could not put down because I wanted to find out how Sophie was rescued and reunited with her owners.
I really enjoyed reading this book.

Jul 13, 2015

I have to agree with many others who reviewed this story--5 stars for the dog, Sophie, and 2 stars for the book. The writing style had all the hype and upbeat tone of a newspaper article but was inappropriate for a book, especially one that dragged on this long. The story digressed into way too many unnecessary details (do we really need to know or care that the two youngest Griffith children were not planned pregnancies?).

The most important thing that the reader wants to learn--how did Sophie survive on her own for so many months?--is something that none of us will ever know, and as soon as I realized the book had no insights to offer I lost even more interest. While I was delighted to read all about Sophie, who sounds like a truly clever and loving dog, I did not warm to the Griffith family. The book also never answered the one burning question I had about Sophie's return to home: do the Griffiths ever take her out in the boat anymore, and if they do what measures do they take to ensure her safety? Maybe I am better off not knowing the answer to that one.


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