Jehan and the Quest of the Lost Dog
Jehan is caught in a disastrous Pakistani flood and lives isolated in a tree until he befriends a lost dog. A story of survival, courage and hope. The sequel to Kelsey and the Quest of the Porcelain Doll.
Themes: Asian content, flood disaster, family, friendship, community
CBCA Notable Book 2018
Shortlisted for the Australian Speech Pathology Book Awards, 2018
Queensland University Press
What people are saying
In Jehan and the Quest of the Lost Dog, Hawke breathes life into the catastrophic flood that devastated parts of Pakistan in 2010...
Written in sensitive, descriptive prose, Jehan and the Quest of the
Lost Dog, is simple enough to be accessible for younger readers, yet
with a narrative that will certainly allow for high-levels of engagement
with older children and more sophisticated readers. In the classroom,
the story could operate effectively as a class text with strong
cross-curricular links to Geography and issues relating to social justice.
For older students, the novel would pair well with the likes of
Andy Mulligan’s 2010 novel Trash, and likewise the 2014 film of the
Jehan and the Quest of the Lost Dog, is a simple, yet beautifully
told story of hope and survival. It will certainly inspire students in the
primary years, while deepening their cultural awareness, understanding
of the world, its geography and how this environment interacts with
Tanya Grech Welden, Oz Books for Teachers