Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers

Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers

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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.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 67 pages
  • 114.3 x 172.72 x 10.16mm | 68.04g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Harcourt Paperbacks
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0152061037
  • 9780152061036
  • 352,322

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Cookie usually had puppies easily, but they were always so wonderful and special that I worried excessively each time. Considering that she had five litters of never less than eight pups and twice twelve- altogether over forty pups- this constituted a large measure of worry.
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Review quote

"Nonstop action."--The New York Times Book Review
[set star] "Readers . . . will find themselves along on a wonderful ride."--Kirkus Reviews (starred)
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472 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
5 36% (172)
4 38% (178)
3 22% (103)
2 3% (13)
1 1% (6)

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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!show more
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