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November 7, 2017 • Page 12 shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com The Bookworm ... For Kids Art Forms ‘Gobi’ Is A Delightful Find “Finding Gobi: The True Story of One Little Dog’s Big Journey” by Dion Leonard; © 2017, Tommy Nelson / HarperCollins; 208 pages ——— BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Holidays Past And Future In Sight For YAA Yankton Area Arts and several airplane rides — but those weren’t the hardest parts. Someone, it seemed, wanted to make a profit off Dion’s quest to bring his dog Sometimes, it’s fun to just run. It’s fun to get your legs pumping, to pound feet on pavement, and pump your arms until your head clears. The faster you go, the better it gets and that can make you really happy. And, as in the new book, “Finding Gobi” by Dion Leonard, if you’re lucky, it can also make you a new best friend. Dion Leonard loved to run. Unfortunately, he didn’t feel like he was good at it anymore. Not long ago, he’d hurt his leg and, much as he wanted to get back into marathon running, it wasn’t easy. Still, he’d signed up to run 70 miles through China. Maybe that old joy would return. And then Dion saw the dog. She was kind of scruffy, with a funnylooking tail and hair around her nose that home. And others didn’t want his dog made her look like she had a beard. He around at all … patted her and sent her off but when the Hand your child this book, and she race started, she started running right may immediately know that its ending next to him! Dion didn’t give the dog won’t be sad. The outcome is practically much thought, but she paced him until on the front cover — and yet, “Finding that night at runner’s camp, then she Gobi” is too charming to pass by. curled up next to him in his tent. Who can resist a tale of determination The next day, the little dog ran alongagainst all odds, cost, and logistics, when side Dion, up rocks and across sand. She never got tired, and he started to like hav- it comes to the love of a dog? Few could, that’s for sure, but be prepared for the ing this companion on the marathon. At the end of the day, he made arrangements questions that this child’s version of a grown-up book will launch: author Dion to get her across the most dangerous www.missourivalleyshopper.com issues Leonard writes subtly of his own part of the race; those little paws simply at the beginning of the race, of a nonwouldn’t be able to make it across the dog-loving culture, and of fame that turns Gobi desert. strangely threatening. Because this is a Gobi. young readers edition, full explanations There. The dog had a name. www.missourivalleyshopper.com be may go lacking; also, language may By the end of the marathon, in which pretty advanced. Dion did exceptionally well, he had The best solution to those issues is to fallen in love with the little brown dog read “Finding Gobi” along with your 8- to and vowed to take her home to Scotland 12-year-old. You won’t be sorry. As much with him. That, he quickly learned, was easier www.missourivalleyshopper.com said than done: there were yards of as you love your dog, you’ll “get” this book, so make a run on it. paperwork, all kinds of tests, quarantine, www.missourivalleyshopper.com www.missourivalleyshopper.com 2014 FORD FOCUS SE SEDAN AMSBERRY 2010?CHEVY?TRAVERSE? AWD 2014?FORD?FUSION?SE 33,000 MILES holiday shopping boutique we call Crimson Door. During this time, the gallery will be officially closed, but we will still have Yankton Area Arts was proud to coregular office hours. The gallery will fill up host the Harvest Halloween Art Market with one-of-a-kind, handmade items by lolast weekend at the Riverfront Event cal and regional artists especially for the Center. We hosted ten artists and one holiday season. The 12th non-profit at the festival and enjoyed annual Crimson Door Holiseeing all the fun Halloween costumes day Shopping Boutique will on display! Additionally, YAA partnered officially open to the public with the Heartland Humane Society on Sunday, Dec. 3 and will and the City for the Bark After Dark be open daily through event held at the dog park on West City Dec. 22. The Crimson Door Limits Road. The celebration highHoliday Boutique is an lighted new lighting installed at the opportunity to support park earlier this year. YAA had a fun art area artists while shopping project for the furry critters in attend- Julie locally! ance. Thank you to all the volunteers Tickets to the annual and creative canines who helped make Tour of Homes are now the event a chilly success! available for purchase. Quilts created by the Dakota Prairie This year’s tour will take place on Sunday, Quilt Guild are currently on display at the Dec. 3 from 1-4 p.m. and includes Ted and gallery. The beauty of the restored, hisJennifer Powell’s historic home, Todd and toric GAR Hall Art Gallery makes a perfect Audra Hecht’s 650-square-foot farmhouse location for the biennial exhibit which with a recent addition, Leo and Carol can be viewed through Nov. 14. The guild Kopetsky’s newly constructed home, Tim has more than 60 members from Yankton and Joan Branaugh’s home which is also and the surrounding area, all dedicated to new construction, and a tour through the promoting and educating about the art of old high school now referred to as Walnut quilting, and to fostering friendship and Village. Additionally, guests will be able camaraderie among new and experienced to enjoy a dessert reception at GAR Hall quilters. This year’s exhibit features three hosted by the YAA Board of Directors, as styles of quilts: Sugar and Spice, Round well as 10 percent off shopping at the 12th Robin, and Quilts of Valor. The Sugar and annual Crimson Door Holiday Shopping Spice quilt pattern was the basis of a class Boutique. Tickets are $25 and can be purthe quilters took part in. Participants chased at Rexall Drug, Hy-Vee, from one chose their fabrics and learned the techof the board members or at GAR Hall. All nique required to make the stars, then proceeds benefit arts programming right put the entire quilt together. While the here in Yankton. technique may be the same, the different The Yankton Area Summer Band will fabric colors and textures give each quilt reunite Sunday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m. for their a unique appearance. Round Robin quilts annual Christmas Concert. The YASB is were created by groups of five. One group an all-volunteer concert band that plays member created the center square before throughout the summer at the Riverside passing it on to the next group member Park Amphitheater on Tuesday evenings. who completed the next row of the quilt They simply play for the love of it! Each and so on until the quilt was completed December they put together a delightful …truly a team effort! Quilts of Valor are holiday concert to get us all in the mood made to show appreciation to veterans for Christmas! Join us for this free concert who have served our country. It is a naat the Yankton High School Theatre. tional project with specific requirements Be sure to follow YAA on Facebook, Insfor the construction and presentation of tagram and Twitter for all the latest area each quilt. All quilts were made by Dakota arts happenings! Prairie Quilt Guild members, who we will honor with a reception on Friday, Nov. 3, Yankton Area Arts is a non-profit arts orfrom 5-7 p.m. at GAR Hall. 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