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Bob was an average-looking collie puppy in every way, except for his bobbed tail . . . and maybe that's why the Brazier family named him Bob, or Bobbie.But he was average in no other way.In 1923, Bobbie joined Frank and Elizabeth Brazier for a cross-country drive from Silverton, Oregon, to Indiana, Frank's home state, where they planned to visit family. During a stop in InBob was an average-looking collie puppy in every way, except for his bobbed tail . . . and maybe that's why the Brazier family named him Bob, or Bobbie.But he was average in no other way.In 1923, Bobbie joined Frank and Elizabeth Brazier for a cross-country drive from Silverton, Oregon, to Indiana, Frank's home state, where they planned to visit family. During a stop in Indiana, Bobbie was chased off by loose dogs, and after a week of searching and placing newspaper ads, the broken-hearted Braziers had to give up and start the drive home.Six months to the day after he was lost in Indiana, a very thin Bobbie was spotted on a Silverton sidewalk, his coat matted, his paws raw from wear. Unbelievable as it seemed, the three-year-old dog had WALKED almost 2,800 miles to get back home.Though weak and tired, Bobbie went berserk with joy when he was reunited with his family, and from that day, all of their lives changed. In the weeks and months that followed, his story tore across the country in newspapers and even in a hardcover collection of pet stories. He was the main attraction at an Oregon home-builders convention in Portland, where thousands lined up to pet him, and he starred in a short feature film. Also, the Braziers eventually heard from people along Bobbie's homeward-bound route, places where he'd stopped long enough to recoup, and then he was gone again. These stories verified their thinking. Bobbie had done the impossible.When Bobbie died, he was buried in Portland, Oregon, by the Oregon Humane Society. Rin Tin-Tin was there to lay a wreath at his funeral, which was officiated by the mayor of Portland.This incredible story is all true, and the origins of Lassie Come Home are said to be traced to the story of Bob of Silverton, also known as Bobbie, the Wonder Dog, a Scotch collie mix....

Title : Bobbie the Wonder Dog: A True Story
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ISBN : 9781943328369
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Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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Bobbie the Wonder Dog: A True Story Reviews

  • Sophie
    2019-05-14 20:43

    Bobbie the Wonder Dog is about, a dog name Bobbie who lives in Oregon and goes on a vacation with his human family and gets a little lost. The story tells of how he tries to find his way back home. Kids who like dogs might enjoy this book. (Sophie, Age 9)

  • Art
    2019-05-11 17:56

    This story is about a dog that traveled almost 3,000 miles to get back home. A true story that took place in the 1920s.

  • Natalie
    2019-04-23 15:01

    Amazing story about a dog who travels 3,000 miles to get back to his family. I thought it was sweet. 3rd/4th BOB

  • Barbara Lovejoy
    2019-05-09 17:10

    Anyone who loves dogs ( and probably even those who don't) will be touched by this incredible story.

  • Jean
    2019-05-07 21:06

    This is the amazing story of a lost Scotch collie dog who wends his way home nearly 3000 miles, including crossing the Rocky Mountains in midwinter. Bobbie, who went missing in Indiana, found his way home to Silverton, Oregon after six months. The story from 1923 is said to have inspired "Lassie Come Home."Other books have been written about Bobbie, the wonder dog of Silverton, Oregon, but surprisingly this is the first illustrated children's book about this awe-inspiring lost dog adventure. Tricia Brown has paced the story perfectly, to include a bit of Bobbie's back story. Readers (and pre-schoolers) will pick up on the close-knit relationship between Bobbie and his family, as well as the distress suffered by his loss. In between there is the delightful trip by Bobbie and his family to Indiana, with stops for Bobbie to play along the roadside as they travel by auto.The upset of Bobbie's loss is soon relieved by the inside story of Bobbie's adventures as he attempts to find his way home to Oregon. Despite dangers and some hospitality along his route, "there was no stopping Bobbie." Of course, he eventually finds his way home to the Brazier family, and the joy is boundless.Such a wonderful tale of family devotion and doggie determination is a perfect inspiration for the beautifully detailed and personality-filled illustrations by Cary Porter. I think, like me, children will be drawn to each page so lovingly illustrated with a breadth of artistry and depth of heartbreak and joy. Bobbie and his family come alive on the pages of this story, detailing devotion and determination.

  • Peggy Tibbetts
    2019-04-29 14:01

    Young or old, everyone loves a good dog story. And it’s even better when the story is true. In “Bobbie the Wonder Dog,” Tricia Brown tells the true story of a Collie mix that became famous in the 1920s. He was born with a bobbed tail and raised on a farm with the Brazier family. When they moved to town to open a restaurant, they sold Bobbie with the farm. But he refused to stay there and eventually convinced his family that he belonged in town with them. “There was no stopped Bobbie.”During the summer of 1923, when Frank and Elizabeth Brazier drove 2,800 miles from Oregon to Indiana to visit relatives, their adventurous Bobbie rode along on the back of their touring car. But in Indiana he tangled with a pack of dogs and disappeared. Bobbie was nowhere to be found and the Braziers returned to Oregon without their beloved dog. Little did they know, Bobbie was already on his way back home. “There was no stopping Bobbie.” Six months to the day after his disappearance, Bobbie limped home exhausted and starving. As word spread across the country with a photograph of Bobbie the wonder dog, many people wrote to the Braziers to tell them how they had met and helped Bobbie along on his journey. Brown takes a sensational news story and focuses on the devotion of one remarkable dog to bring this amazing story to young readers for the first time. Porter’s illustrations combine rich colors and vintage details to bring Bobbie to life on the pages through all of his adventures and hardships. A dog story as incredible now as it was nearly a century ago, gives “Bobbie the Wonder Dog” all the makings of a timeless classic.

  • Nancy Kotkin
    2019-04-21 17:58

    Text: 3 starsIllustrations: 3 starsTrue story of a collie mix who walked approximately 2,800 miles over six months from Indiana back to his home in Oregon to be with his family. Wordy by modern picture book standards. Illustrations help to set the time period, which is the 1920s.

  • Beverly McCall
    2019-05-10 21:11

    Bobbie, The Wonder Dog by Patricia Brown, is a true story about a remarkable Scottish Collie living on a farm in Silverton, Oregon. Bobbie lives with the Brazier family and in 1923 accompanied the family on a cross-country trip to Indiana. During that family vacation, Bobbie got separated from the family. Extensive searches did not find Bobbie. Heartbroken the family returned home to Oregon. Six months later a bedraggled Bobbie came home. He had travelled 2,800 miles from Indiana back to Oregon. Bobbie’s triumphant returned was captured in new stories and Bobbie became a celebrity. Brown penned a beautiful tale capturing the love between a dog and its family.

  • Edward Sullivan
    2019-05-19 19:47

    Amazing true story about a farm dog who walks nearly three thousand miles, from Indiana to Oregon, back to his people and home.