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THE DOG WHO CROSSED THE JUNGLE TO FIND A HOME
The epic true story of one man, his dog, and how they found each other.
‘An incredible journey’
‘Arthur latched onto an extreme sports team during the Amazon race – and what happened next will melt the hardest heart’
‘An amazing story’
When you are racing 435 miles through the jungles and mountains of South America, the last thing you need is a stray dog tagging along. But that’s exactly what happened to Mikael Lindnord, captain of a Swedish adventure racing team, when he threw a scruffy but dignified mongrel a meatball one afternoon.
When they left, the dog followed. Try as they might, they couldn’t lose him – and soon Mikael realised he didn’t want to. Crossing rivers, battling illness and injury, and struggling through some of the toughest terrain on the planet, the team and the dog walked together towards the finish line, where Mikael decided he would save Arthur and bring him back to him family in Sweden, whatever it took.
Mikael Lindnord is the captain and manager of Team Peak Performance. As a boy he wanted to be an ice hockey player, but failing to make a professional team at the age of 17 set him on a different path, and made him determined to succeed elsewhere. During his military service he discovered he had leadership abilities and the strength and endurance to keep going when others quit, and he because an adventure racer. He has been travelling the world and racing in the AR World Series ever since. When not racing he lives with his wife, children and, of course, his dog Arthur.
Arthur is a mongrel from somewhere in Ecuador. He is roughly eight years old. He likes meatballs, long runs with Mikael and relaxing with his family in Sweden.
Val Hudson is a writer and editor who has published some of the bestselling non-fiction of the last few decades. She is also the author of the BoyWatching series for teens, under the name Chloe Bennet.