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

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

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152061036
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 08/01/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 391,483
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

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.

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Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers: Reflections on Being Raised by a Pack of Sled Dogs 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
A dog is man's best friend, right? He is when it comes to Cookie, and Gary Paulsen reflects on the wonderful friendship they shared.

Cookie is the lead dog on Gary's team of sled dogs and has been for a very long time. Gary and Cookie have traveled a lot of trails together. They have even competed in the Iditarod. Cookie has given birth to many puppies but always goes back to work. You might call Cookie a working mother.

In PUPPIES, DOGS, AND BLUE NORTHERS, Gary Paulsen tells his own story of love and friendship with his canine friend. If the strength and endurance of sled dogs interests you, you will love this book. The road they have traveled is not always smooth sledding; there are plenty of bumps along the way. Children ages ten and up will love to learn more about these amazing dogs and the training that goes into being a successful musher. This is an action-packed adventure and love story of a man and his one very special dog.

Climb aboard this dog sled -- you won't ever forget it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like a story with tons of adventure, sad moments, and detail, this is the book for you! Paulson describes his experience with his dogs in a very rich detailed way. Enjoy reading Puppies Dogs and Blue Northers by the Iditarod racer and writer, Gary Paulson.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story of Puppies, Dogs, and The Blue Northers takes place out in the snowy woods, while the dogs were running for exercise. The main characters are Cookie the dog and her ower. Cookie becomes pregant by Rex(who also was a dog that belonged to Cookie's ower).The problem is that a terrible snow storm comes up and Cookie is due to hve her puppies and most likely the puppies would freeze since their wet when they come out of the mother, but they can't go ino the house because it is to warm for winter dogs and they would die. Cookies ower built a house out of straw bales and Cookie delieved her seven puppies in there, but the eighth one was stillbon. Read Puppies, Dogs, and the Blue Northers if you like a tear jerking dog story.
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The book I'm going to tell you about is. Puppies Dog's And Blue Northern my opinion on the book was. It was ok not really the book for me but if you like dog's it would be a great book for you. Some of the main characters are Gary Paulsen and Cookie. Cookie is the lead sled dog Cookie is a great mom she cares a lot about her babies. She won't even give up on a dead one she is a strong lead dog she is the head lead dog. The dad of her babies was a big mixed breed dog named Rex. Now about the author Gary Paulsen you can tell he cares a lot about his dog's by he didn't want cookie to be breed to a mixed breed dog based on how. She has Campion babies but he let her any way. He even stayed out in freezing cold to help cookie through and unexpected birth. You can also tell he knows a lot about them where to line them up a great food for the babies to get them nice and strong. The way he treats them like humans and with a ton of respect. The book for me Wasn't the best but if you love dog's and the author Gary Paulsen you might love the book I found myself always lost and confused me but once you read farther and farther it got a lot better the mood changes a lot it's really intense to me but changes a lot to a relaxing sled ride. But it won't hurt to give it a try
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