International best-selling author Dion Leonard and his fluffy sidekick, Gobi, visited with Lower School students to share Finding Gobi's amazing true adventure. This time around, they had a special activity in store for students.
"Finding Gobi was one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life," said runner Dion Leonard. "But being found by her ... that was one of the best things ever."
Gobi, a scrappy little stray dog, latched onto Dion an ultramarathon runner while he was participating in a 155 mile race through the Gobi Desert. Gobi went on to run 77 miles with Dion, won his heart and found himself adopted in a new family.
Author Dion Leonard spoke to students about his incredible true story with this one-of-a-kind stray desert dog that changed his life forever.
Afterwards, students were treated to a special physical activity with Gobi ... a mini-race. Students learned proper stretching before a race and then had a blast!!
Dion has authored a picture book, middle grade chapter book, adult book, and bilingual book about Finding Gobi. The books all have themes of dedication, commitment and teamwork.
And the story of perseverance has touched the hearts of so many that a motion picture will be released next year in the theaters –– a perfect combination of adventure, mystery, love and discovery of self.
Dion and Gobi have thrilled students, teachers and librarians alike with their story of Finding Gobi speaking in schools and libraries from United States, United Kingdom, Italy, France and Switzerland.
For more on Gobi, search Instagram, YouTube and Facebook for: Finding Gobi