The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble

The Dog Runner

by Bren MacDibble

A story of survival and hope in a dystopian world. A red fungus has attacked most major food sources and Ella and her older brother Emery decide to flee the city to find Emery's family in the country. Using dogs to pull them along in a wheeled sled, Ella and Emery face danger from an unforgiving landscape and from other people who are just desperate to survive as they are. 

Bren MacDibble just has a way with words. She seems to come up with unique phrases or a new twist on some a name or emotion that is simple yet so perfect you'd swear everyone was always using it . In How to Bee her previous MG book (which is just as good as this one), she used the word cherries to describe something great, in this book its doggos.

The Dog Runner is a rich, Australian, middle-grade adventure story that every kid will love. 

  • Dystopian, family adventure 
  • Best for ages 9 -12 
  • Unique Australian setting, rich language, a simple story well told. 

"So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall." – Roald Dahl

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