Join much-loved and award-winning novelist and poet Louis de Bernières to hear him read from his new novel Blue Dog, the prequel to his bestseller Red Dog. When a family tragedy means Mick is sent to the outback to live with his Granpa, it looks as if he has a lonely life ahead of him. The cattle station is a tough place for a child, where nature is brutal and the men must work hard in the heat and dust. However, after a cyclone hits, things change for Mick. Exploring the flood waters, he finds a lost puppy covered in mud and half-drowned. Mick and his dog immediately become inseparable as they take on the adventures offered by their unusual home, and the business of growing up, together.
A charming story of a young boy and his dog adventuring through the outback, a wonderful prequel to the bestselling Red Dog.