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Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers: Reflections on Being Raised by a Pack of Sled Dogs
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An experienced Iditarod racer, Gary Paulsen brings his love of the sport to readers on a more personal level in this intimate essay about the life of a litter of pups born to pull sleds across the snowy frontier a and the marvel he experiences as he watches them grow and learn.
a Paulsen is at the top of his form in this tribute to his sled dog cookiea ] With the same rugged reverence for wilderness that underscores his classic Hatchet, Paulsen trains a sharp eye on the dogs and puppies he kenneled in his northern Minnesota home.a - Publishers Weekly, starred review
a oePaulsen is not known for writing love stories, but thata (TM)s exactly what this lyrical, tender account is, showcasing Cookie, his primary lead dog for some 14,000 miles, who saved Paulsena (TM)s life more than oncea ] a such a bond, such a love I had with Cookiea (TM) a and such a book he wrote to share that love with others.a a Kirkus Reviews, pointer
?Gary Paulsen, three of whose novels, Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room, have been Newbery Honor books, focuses in Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers on Cookie, his longtime companion and lead dog in the Iditarod, the grueling Alaskan cross-country sled race... characteristically nonstop action.? ?The New York Times Book ReviewAn experienced Iditarod racer, Gary Paulsen brings his love of the sport to readers on a personal level in this intimate essay about the life of a litter of pups born to pull sleds across the snowy frontier ? and the marvel he experiences as he watches them grow and learn.
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