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Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod

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Publisher Comments:

Winterdance is an unforgettable account of Gary Paulsen's most ambitious quest: to know a world beyond his knowing, to train for and run the Iditarod. Fueled by an all-consuming passion for running dogs, Paulsen entered the grueling 1,180-mile race across Alaska in dangerous ignorance and with fierce determination. For seventeen days, Paulsen and his team of fifteen dogs ran through breathtaking and treacherous Arctic terrain. They crossed the barren, moonlike landscape of the Alaskan interior and witnessed sunrises that cast a golden blaze over the vast waters of the Bering Sea. They endured blinding wind, snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, hallucinations - and the relentless push to go on. He crossed the finish line, but it wasn't enough: Paulsen was obsessed and wanted to race again. Though the dangers of the Iditarod were legion, more frightening still was the knowledge that he could not stop racing dogs of his own free will.

Synopsis:

Paulsen and his team of dogs endured snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, and hallucinations in the relentless push to go on. Map and color photographs.

About the Author

GARY PAULSEN has written nearly two hundred books for young people, including the Newbery Honor Books Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room. He divides his time between a home in New Mexico and a boat on the Pacific Ocean.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780151262274
Subtitle:
The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
Author:
Paulsen, Gary
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
Paulsen, Gary
Subject:
Iditarod trail sled dog race, alaska
Subject:
Mushers
Subject:
Mushers -- Alaska -- Biography.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Mushers -- Alaska.
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
19950217
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 9 to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 5.75 in 1.22 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Paulsen and his team of dogs endured snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, and hallucinations in the relentless push to go on. Map and color photographs.

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