|| "FIrst published as Sophie: Dog Overboard in Australia in 2011, and Great Britain 2012" -- T.p. verso.
|| Lone dog in the wild -- Every girl needs a dog, Mom -- The special one -- An empty nest, some sulking, and a Griffith dog makes history -- All aboard Honey May -- Dog overboard -- Something awful happened -- The castaway dog -- One foot in front of the other -- Sophie takes another swim -- Ruby arrives -- Robinson blue dog -- So near yet so far -- St. Bees' koalas and a very hungry dog -- The rangers set a trap -- Sounds like it could be your dog -- Hey, Tuck, where've you been? -- Sophie goes domestic and the story goes viral -- Nobody else's girl -- Sophie's journey.
|| This is the story of a dog's journey back to her family. Sophie Tucker, a three-year-old Australian blue heeler, goes overboard into the predator infested waters of the Great Barrier Reef, and Sophie's heartbroken family has given her up for lost; little do they know that Sophie swam six miles to an isolated nature preserve called St. Bees, where she survived unassisted for five months by living off the land. The story of her survival and rescue is nothing short of miraculous. The author, a journalist into Sophie's story and re-creates the accident and Sophie's improbable journey. She tells the story from the perspectives of Sophie, her family, and the scientists on St. Bees who found her. Interwoven with research on the emotional lives of animals and interviews with animal experts, including Temple Grandin, Sophie offers undeniable proof about the unbreakable animal-human bond. It is a story of the resilience of the human and animal spirit.