The dog runner

The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble

by Bren MacDibble

Allen & Unwin, 2019

For ages ~10 years.

Ella and her brother Emery are alone in a city that's starving to death. If they are going to survive, they must get away, upcountry, to find Emery's mum. But how can two kids travel such big distances across a dry, barren, and dangerous landscape? Well, when you've got five big doggos and a dry-land dogsled, the answer is you go mushing. But when Emery is injured, Ella must find a way to navigate them through rough terrain, and even rougher encounters with desperate people...

From our book club:

lots of action in this fast paced book. It leaves the reader to figure out the background story on their own. Brings up themes of food security and post-apocalyptic survival.