Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers (Paperback)

Reflections on Being Raised by a Pack of Sled Dogs

By Gary Paulsen

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152061036, 80pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (8/1/2007)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (2/20/2011)
MP3 CD (2/20/2011)
MP3 CD (2/20/2011)
Compact Disc (2/20/2011)
Compact Disc (2/20/2011)

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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 Cookie’s last litter of pups grow and learn to pull sleds across the snowy frontier.

Includes an author's note.

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.

Praise For Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers: Reflections on Being Raised by a Pack of Sled Dogs

"Nonstop action."--The New York Times Book Review
[set star] "Readers . . . will find themselves along on a wonderful ride."--Kirkus Reviews (starred)