This Side of Wild (Hardcover)

Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs

By Gary Paulsen, Tim Jessell (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781481451505, 144pp.

Publication Date: September 29, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/28/2015)
Paperback (9/27/2016)
CD-Audio (9/29/2015)

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

Longlisted for the National Book Award

The Newbery Honor–winning author of Hatchet and Dogsong shares surprising true stories about his relationship with animals, highlighting their compassion, intellect, intuition, and sense of adventure.

Gary Paulsen is an adventurer who competed in two Iditarods, survived the Minnesota wilderness, and climbed the Bighorns. None of this would have been possible without his truest companion: his animals. Sled dogs rescued him in Alaska, a sickened poodle guarded his well-being, and a horse led him across a desert. Through his interactions with dogs, horses, birds, and more, Gary has been struck with the belief that animals know more than we may fathom.

His understanding and admiration of animals is well known, and in This Side of Wild, which has taken a lifetime to write, he proves the ways in which they have taught him to be a better person.


About the Author

Gary Paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young readers, author of three Newbery Honor titles, Dogsong, Hatchet, and The Winter Room. He has written over 100 books for adults and young readers. He divides his time among Alaska, New Mexico, Minnesota, and the Pacific.


Praise For This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs

"An absorbing read for animal lovers of any age."

"Older middle graders and younger teens,especially those who love dogs, will come away with a variety of emotions about wildlife—curiosity, respect, and awe—after reading this funny and perceptive work."