Winterdance

Author: Gary Paulsen
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ISBN: 9781439580844
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Paulsen and his team of dogs endured snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, and hallucinations in the relentless push to go on. Map and color photographs.

Winterdance

Author: Gary Paulsen
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ISBN: 9780575400085
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Gary Paulsen was in his forties, an internationally famous children's writer. Then he was overtaken by his passion, a passion for Alaskan dog-racing and a passion for the wild, beautiful landscape of the Arctic. WINTERDANCE is the story of this passion. It is a powerful, almost unbelievable adventure, told with humour, pathos, vitality and excitement.

Greatest Dog Stories Ever Told

Author: Patricia M. Sherwood
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461749433
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Since canines first joined humans around the fire—perhaps as far back as 100,000 years ago—the two species have enjoyed a mutually rewarding relationship. The bond between people and their dogs is like no other. Dogs are our best friends, our co-workers, our guardians, and often, our rescuers. They serve us, adore us, entertain us, work for and with us, but most of all they warm our hearts. The perfect gift for any dog lover, The Greatest Dog Stories Ever Told is a compulsively readable collection of some of the most moving and illuminating stories ever penned on the subject of our canine companions. Readers will find selections from renowned writers of the genre such as Jack London, James Thurber, and Willie Morris, as well as a few surprise contributions from writers more famous in other fields, including Ray Bradbury and Thomas Mann. With gems from Will Rogers, P. G. Wodehouse, Peter Mayle, Stephen J. Bodio, and many others, The Greatest Dog Stories Ever Told is hard to put down. In the thirty-six stories in this fascinating collection, dog lovers will have the pleasure of meeting all kinds of canines—sled dogs, herding dogs, hunting and birding dogs, family pets and movie stars, a dog who was a growing boy's best friend, and even a man who was a dog in another life. These dogs will make readers laugh and make them cry, but most of all they will make them realize just why humans adore their dogs.

Iditarod

Author: Tricia Brown
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439642370
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For sled dog–racing fans worldwide, the most important calendar day is the first Saturday in March, when teams convene for the start of mushing’s Superbowl—the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race®. Every year, as it has since 1973, this ultimate challenge begins in the state’s most populated city, Anchorage, and then dives into the Alaska Bush on a historic trail that wends over mountain ranges, along frozen rivers, and onto the Bering Sea ice. The finish line lies 1,000-plus miles away in Nome, beneath a giant, burled archway. There, dogs and their drivers are greeted by masses of locals, vacationing fans, officials, media, and other mushers who intimately know what that team has just endured. To simply finish is the goal for entrants; to win is the accomplishment of a rare few. Indeed, more people have climbed Mount Everest than have finished the Iditarod®.

Works By Gary Paulsen

Author: LLC Books
Publisher: Books LLC
ISBN: 9781155963389
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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Books by Gary Paulsen, Novels by Gary Paulsen, Soldier's Heart, How Angel Peterson Got His Name, the Rifle, Hatchet, Winterdance: the Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod, My Life in Dog Years, Brian's Winter, the Winter Room, Woodsong, Harris and Me, Tucket's Gold, the Car, Guts: the True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books, Dogsong, the Glass Cafe, Brian's Return, the White Fox Chronicles, Tucket's Home, Canyons, Sarny, Nightjohn, Danger on Midnight River, the Treasure of El Patron, Hook 'em Snotty!, the Rock Jockeys, Mr. Tucket, Flight of the Hawk, Call Me Francis Tucket, Tucket's Ride, the Gorgon Slayer, the Tent, Rodomonte's Revenge, Project - a Perfect World, Escape From Fire Mountain, Grizzly, Murphy's Gold, Thunder Valley, the Legend of Red Horse Cavern, the Case of the Dirty Bird, the Creature of Black Water Lake, the Seventh Crystal, Curse of the Ruins, Murphy's Trail, Murphy's Stand, Murphy's Ambush, Brian's Hunt, Dunc's Halloween, Culpepper's Cannon, Skydive!, Murphy's Herd, Alida's Song, the Cookcamp, Dunc's Doll, Dunc Breaks the Record, Time Benders, Murphy's War, Dunc Gets Tweaked, Captive!, Murphy. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books is a non-fiction book by Gary Paulsen, published on January 23, 2001 by Delacorte Books. It is about some of Paulsen's life adventures, including dog sledding in blizzards, being in a plane stalling in the air in the arctic, watching as a little boy gets stomped to death by a baby buck, and eating bugs. He discusses the inspirations of his life and the way they helped to create events for his character Brian Robeson in his Brian series.When Paulsen was a child, his parents were negligen...

Children S Literature Review

Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787651244
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Presents literary criticism on writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, monographs, reviews, and scholarly papers.

Gary Paulsen

Author: Edith Hope Fine
Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780766011465
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This illustrated biography provides the story of the life, adventures, and accomplishments of this celebrated American author.

Presenting Gary Paulsen

Author: Gary M. Salvner
Publisher: Twayne Pub
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A critical introduction to the life and work of author Gary Paulsen, who has written for adults, young adults, and children, specializing in novels for young adults

America S Historic Sites Alabama Indiana 1 456

Author: Tracy Irons-Georges
Publisher: Salem Pr Inc
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Offers information on the location, evolution, significance, and events associated with over two hundred sites, including historic towns and districts, monuments, and birthplaces and homes of famous people.