Julia Johnson’s latest collaboration with the watercolourist Susan Keeble is a captivating story of a Bedouin boy, Hamad, and his Saluki hound Sougha (the Gifted One).
It recounts their mutual devotion and the adventures they share to adulthood.
Julia Johnson has done much to keep alive the stories of the Bedouin and their way of life to bring them to a readership in Arabia and throughout the world.
Saluki, Hound of The Bedouin, is, as always, thoroughly researched, and accurately and sensitively illustrated by Susan Keeble.
Children between 6 and 11 will delight at this tale of life in the desert – a life of hunting and herding, of hardship and its rewards, of hazards, and the bond between man and beast. All lovers of Saluki will take pleasure in this tribute to a noble breed, offered here to a new generation.