Synopses & Reviews
andlt;Iandgt;andlt;Bandgt;In the Old Days There Were Songsandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;/Iandgt; 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; 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.
"Unusual and moving...a remarkable book." -- School Library Journal, starred review
About the Author
Gary Paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young people. He has written more than two hundred books for adults and young people, and is the author of three Newbery Honor titles: andlt;iandgt;Dogsongandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Hatchetandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;The Winter Roomandlt;/iandgt;. He divides his time between New Mexico, Alaska, and on the Pacific.