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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (234 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Kevin R. Free, Sarah Grace, Nick Podehl, Jim Bond Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN:
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Gary Paulsen was one of the kids who slipped through the cracks, until art and dogs saved him. So are Jake, Jojo, and Jamie, all twelve-year-olds who, like Gary Paulsen, had to grow up too fast.

You stop moving, you're done. -Jake

Dogs know how to love better than people. -Jojo

I'm surprised my pencil can take my hand where my mind would never go. -Jamie

Gary Paulsen's three poignant novellas add up to an unforgettable book.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Divey | 2/18/2014

    " I did not like this book at all. It was hard to relate to the characters and at the end I was left thinking, "what was thaT ABOUT?" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alba | 2/9/2014

    " the first story gets a 2, maybe 3 star rating. the last two stories deserve 4 stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Nagel | 2/1/2014

    " Found this to be a wonderful set of novellas. Powerful and sometimes tough to read, but ultimately uplifting. Hope can be found in the redeeming power of art, friendship, and a good dog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 1/17/2014

    " I really liked the writing in this. Some of the sentences shine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 1/11/2014

    " Three novellas focusing on three different poor, abandoned, neglected children who are saved by dogs and art. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs. Tongate | 11/11/2013

    " The first and third stories are great on audio. Didn't get into the 2nd story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristi Kerr | 9/25/2013

    " Struggled to finish - not sure what I expected when I started, but that wasn't it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Moira | 8/22/2013

    " This book was a wonderful sight into the lives of children that live with hardly anything and still manage to be happy. I rated it five stars. It may have been small enough that I finished it in one sitting, but it was full of heart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 7/19/2013

    " Good narration. I'm a sucker for dog stories and there were 2 in here! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Dudley | 7/18/2013

    " Fantastic book. Very moving. Paulsen really captures a feeling in this book and I was close to tears several times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 6/28/2013

    " Gary Paulsen is my hero. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean Burden | 5/18/2013

    " Such a surprise from Gary Paulse, and as usual, I was mesmerized by his writing. You won't be able to put these three little stories down, mainly because you will find so much truth in them. Painful truth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cinda | 11/6/2012

    " Paulsen reflects his own childhood in these 3 novellas about children having to fend for themselves to find their way to wholeness. Art and the love of dogs are key to helping the characters who, like Paulsen, have "fallen through the cracks" of society. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 9/22/2012

    " What a compelling and heart wrenching book. I loved all 3 stories. Unfortunately, I think it is too old for MSBA. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendra | 8/14/2012

    " It was really hard to read these stories, because I hate to be reminded about those living such horrible lives. The first story was especially difficult for me, because there didn't seem to be any sort of hope at all. With the other two, I could see a possibility of life getting better. C+ rating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mokamonkey | 6/25/2012

    " The front cover of this book didn't do it justice at all. I was hesitant to pick it up, because it looked boring. Fortunately, the inside was much more interesting. Three short stories introduce you to three young teens whos lives are filled with abused and/or neglect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kiyara Walker | 11/27/2011

    " these books all had thing in common with them im not going to say cuz dont want to spiol but ths book was sad and very dramacti i couldnt stop from reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tweller83 | 11/27/2011

    " A big departure from Paulsen's usual writing. These three tales were dark but very good and hits the mark with the middle school audience. I loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 9/28/2011

    " Good writing. I'm glad we have this one in the library. Not every young person has the "good life" with love in their environment, so I'm glad this is available for those who are alone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 paula mcnamer | 9/28/2011

    " i really enjoyed these novellas! great read for boys and reluctant readers. and as a lover of dogs- i totally connected. "

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About the Author
Author Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, including three Newbery Honor Books: The Winter Room, Hatchet, and Dogsong. He won the Margaret A. Edwards Award given by the ALA for his lifetime achievement in young adult literature. He divides his time between his home in Alaska, his ranch in New Mexico, and his sailboat on the Pacific Ocean