The Dogs of Winter

The Dogs of Winter

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A small boy, a cruel city, and the incredible dogs who save him.
Based on a true story!
When Ivan's mother disappears, he's abandoned on the streets of Moscow, with little chance to make it through the harsh winter. But help comes in an unexpected form: Ivan is adopted by a pack of dogs, and the dogs quickly become more than just his street companions: They become his family. Soon Ivan, who used to love reading fairytales, is practically living in one, as he and his pack roam the city and countryside, using their wits to find food and shelter, dodging danger, begging for coins. But Ivan can't stay hidden from the world of people forever. When help is finally offered to him, will he be able to accept it? Will he even want to?
A heart-pounding tale of survival and a moving look at what makes us human.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 142.24 x 210.82 x 33.02mm | 408.23g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0545399300
  • 9780545399302
  • 1,231,401

About Bobbie Pyron

Bobbie Pyron is the author of A DOG'S WAY HOME, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was named to the Spring 2011 Indie Next List. She works as a librarian in Park City, Utah.
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945 ratings
4.27 out of 5 stars
5 50% (470)
4 33% (315)
3 13% (120)
2 3% (26)
1 1% (14)

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When I began reading this book, I will be honest. Based on the picture, I kind of expected a Jack London type story. I soon realized just how wrong I was. How on earth was I to know that I would be reading historical fiction (recent history, but still history) that featured an amazing story that was emotional and realistic? In fact, the author's note at the end of the story, this story contains more truth than fiction. The book is written in first person, and I think this is a perfect story for young adults and older adults alike. It will introduce you to a recent period of history of which you may not have been aware. The tenacity of the dogs and the boy will enthrall you. Does it end happily? You know, I will leave that up to you to decide. I will say this much--it is a realistic ending. There are a few brutal portions of this book, but there are no details that would offend anyone. There are no bedroom scenes, and the profanity is extremely mild. I cannot think of anything that was offensive in this story, and it was a very readable book. There were no boring portions of the story, and I believe that the author captured the emotions of the characters perfectly. I look forward to reading more by this author in the future. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent more
by Ruth Hill
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