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andlt;bandgt;IN THE OLD DAYS THERE WERE SONGSandlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Something is bothering Russel Susskit. He hates waking up to the sound of his father's coughing, the smell of diesel oil, the noise of snow machines starting up. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Only Oogruk, the shaman who owns the last team of dogs in the village, understands Russel's longing for the old ways and the songs that celebrated them. But Oogruk cannot give Russel the answers he seeks; the old man can only prepare him for what he must do alone. Driven by a strange, powerful dream of a long-ago self and by a burning desire to find his own song, Russel takes Oogruk's dogs on an epic journey of self-discovery that will change his life forever. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; A Newbery Honor Book andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; An ALA Best Book for Young Adults andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; An ALA Notable Book andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; A andlt;iandgt;School Library Journalandlt;/iandgt; Best Book

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In Paulsen's Newbery Honor novel, 14-year-old Russel Susskit leads a dog team on an arduous trek across the frozen Alaskan wilderness on a life-altering journey haunted by dreams of an ancient warrior whose life oddly parallels his own.

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His people no longer use dog sleds, instead they use snowmobiles; but Oogruk still has an old team of sled dogs, and they've grown fat and lazy. Russell wonders what it was like to run with the dogs, to look at the snow and ice and hear only the swish of runners along the icy crust, to be like his ancestors. To answer his thoughts, he turns to Oogruk who tells him of the old days and the songs of his people. But hearing about it is not enough, so Russell learns to run the dogs and soon takes off across the tundra, replicating journeys that have been made for thousands of years.

About the Author

Gary Paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young readers. He has written more than one hundred book for adults and young readers, and is the author of three Newbery Honor titles: Dogsong, Hatchet, and The Winter Room. He divides his time among Alaska, New Mexico, Minnesota, and the Pacific.

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Zach.Stouder32, June 9, 2010 (view all comments by Zach.Stouder32)
Wow, this author Gary Paulsen is amazing at describing the scenes and foreshadowing in this book Dogsong. It feels like there is a movie playing in your head. This book, is about a 14 year old boy named Russel who is trying to find his song or his place in life. I think that this book was written for specifically 13 and 14 year olds because they are trying to find their place in this world. If you want to find out if their are other kids like you who are trying to find out who you are, check out Dogsong, by Gary Paulsen.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416939627
Author:
Paulsen, Gary
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Native American
Subject:
Action & Adventure - Survival Stories
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Self-perception
Subject:
Eskimos
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
A Newbery Honor Book; Newbery; An ALA Best Book for Young Adults; An ALA Notable Book; A School Library Journal Best Book; shaman; dog; dog team; sled; dog sled;andnbsp;dream; vision; Eskimo; tundra; ice; ice storm; polar vortex; nostalgia; advunture; sur
Subject:
A Newbery Honor Book; Newbery; An ALA Best Book for Young Adults; An ALA Notable Book; A School Library Journal Best Book; shaman; dog; dog team; sled; dog sled; dream; vision; Eskimo; tundra; ice; ice storm; polar vortex; nostalgia; advunture; survival;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Repackage
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in 4.62 oz
Age Level:
10-14

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"Synopsis" by , In Paulsen's Newbery Honor novel, 14-year-old Russel Susskit leads a dog team on an arduous trek across the frozen Alaskan wilderness on a life-altering journey haunted by dreams of an ancient warrior whose life oddly parallels his own.
"Synopsis" by , Newbery Honor Book

His people no longer use dog sleds, instead they use snowmobiles; but Oogruk still has an old team of sled dogs, and they've grown fat and lazy. Russell wonders what it was like to run with the dogs, to look at the snow and ice and hear only the swish of runners along the icy crust, to be like his ancestors. To answer his thoughts, he turns to Oogruk who tells him of the old days and the songs of his people. But hearing about it is not enough, so Russell learns to run the dogs and soon takes off across the tundra, replicating journeys that have been made for thousands of years.

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