A collection of tales about canines the author has known. The dogs featured include: Snowball, the puppy who was his constant childhood friend; Ike, the hunting dog who appeared from nowhere and vanished just as strangely; and Caesar, the crazy Great Dane with a passion for hot dogs.A collection of tales about canines the author has known. The dogs featured include: Snowball, the puppy who was his constant childhood friend; Ike, the hunting dog who appeared from nowhere and vanished just as strangely; and Caesar, the crazy Great Dane with a passion for hot dogs.Read Less
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This was a very unique book. I enjoyed every chapter, as I learned about each new dog that passed through Gary Paulsen's life. All of them true stories, of course. I do like the author's writing style very much, and it's amazing how descriptive the book is.
I'd pick it up and read it again!
I loved each & every one of these dog's stories.
Publishers Weekly, 1997-12-01 Here's a treat to make Paulsen fans sit up and beg for more: scenes of Paulsen's life viewed in terms of the dogs who graced them. Aficionados who have read Paulsen's other memoirs (Father Water, Mother Woods; Eastern Sun, Northern Moon) already know of the author's rough-and-tumble childhood as the son of alcoholics; readers of Winterdance already know of his devotion to the sled dogs who pulled him through the Iditarod. Although he returns to familiar territory here, his approach is new. Profiling such dogs as Dirk, who "had Airedale crossed with hound crossed with alligator" and who unfailingly protected him from hoodlums who routinely menaced him in his youth, he both reveals himself and pays vivid tribute to his canine companions. In deceptively casual prose, he writes of his own troubles matter-of- factly while wittily and affectionately enumerating his dogs' virtues. Not all the episodes are bleak, fortunately, and one of the most successful chapters describes the glee inspired by a particularly brilliant border collie. While most boy-and-dog accounts tend either toward the tearjerker or toward the consciously heartwarming, Paulsen's paean resonates with a robust appreciation of the species; his writing percolates with energetic love. Illustrations not seen by PW. Ages 10-up. (Feb.)
Publishers Weekly, 1999-07-26 "Here's a treat to make Paulsen fans sit up and beg for more," said PW in a starred review; "Paulsen's paean resonates with a robust appreciation of the species." All ages. (July) r Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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