Synopses & Reviews
An experienced Iditarod racer, Gary Paulsen celebrates his lead dog and longtime companion, Cookie, in this intimate essay. Paulsen takes readers inside the kennel as Cookies last litter of pups grow and learn to pull sleds across the snowy frontier.
Includes an author's note.
"Nonstop action."--The New York Times Book Review
[set star] "Readers . . . will find themselves along on a wonderful ride."--Kirkus Reviews
Cookie usually had puppies easily, but they were always so wonderful and special that I worried excessively each time. Considering that she had five litters of never less than eight pups and twice twelve- altogether over forty pups- this constituted a large measure of worry.
Paulsen brings his love and knowledge of the sport of Iditarod racing to readers in this memoir about a litter of pups destined to grow up to pull sleds across the snowy frontier--and the marvel he experiences as he watches them grow.
A touching tribute to dogs everywhere
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.