Two Bobbies

Two Bobbies

A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival

Book - 2008
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from Newbery award winning author Kirby Larson comes a remarkable true story of the devotion, friendship, and survival of two pets left behind in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. In the tradition of Owen and Mzee , this beautiful picture book is a testament to the spirit that defined post-Katrina rescue missions.

During Hurricane Katrina, evacuating New Orleans residents were forced to leave their pets behind. Bobbi the dog was initially chained to keep her safe, but after her owners failed to return, she had to break free. For months, Bobbi wandered the city's ravaged streets-dragging her chain behind her-followed by her feline companion, Bob Cat. After months of hunger and struggle, the Two Bobbies were finally rescued by a construction worker helping to rebuild the city. When he brought them to ashelter, volunteers made an amazing discovery about the devoted friends-Bob Cat was actually blind! He had survived the aftermath of the storm by following the sound Bobbi's chain made as she dragged it along the ground.

At the shelter, the two bob-tailed friends refused to be parted, even for a moment. Could rescue workers find the Bobbies' owners? Or could they find a new home that would take them together?

Publisher: New York : Walker ; [United States] : Distributed by Macmillan Publishers, c2008
ISBN: 9780802797544
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Nethery, Mary
Cassels, Jean


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Jul 26, 2018

One of the best true story picture books written. This is the story of two survivors of Hurricane Katrina, a dog and a cat who managed to survive four months on their own with only each other after being left behind to face the storm on their own. Their bonding and rescue make this real life story one of the best children's books you will ever read.

Jan 13, 2018

A heartwarming story of two animals that survive hurricane Katrina. Based on a true event.

Bobbi—a dog--and Bob Cat lose everything in Hurricane Katrina, but they still have one another.


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