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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (210 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Gary Paulsen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN:
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An experienced Iditarod racer, Gary Paulsen brings his love of the sport to readers on a personal level in this intimate essay about the life of a litter of pups born to pull sleds across the snowy frontier - and the marvel he experiences as he watches them grow and learn.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Boqin Zhang | 2/11/2014

    " I think this is a really cool and sad book about a dog name cookie and her owner.The dog went through a lot of adventers with her owner but in the end cookie died. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caren | 2/10/2014

    " Enjoyable stories about Paulsen's love for dogs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Reading Countess | 2/5/2014

    " This is a poignant tale of one man's love for a dog told as no one other than the great Paulsen can. Brilliantly detailing the last years of his beloved race dog, Cookie's life with him, Gary Paulsen describes in the most minute detail how it is to live in synchronisty with nature. A reverance for all creatures great and small oozes in this brief 80-page tear jerker. I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan Stelter | 1/27/2014

    " Gary Paulsen's autobiography is like his books full of interest and well written. I never knew that he raised sled dogs and participated in several Iditarods. It makes me wonder how he had time to write so many books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 1/21/2014

    " Enjoyed... Paulsen is a great writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/18/2014

    " Loved the way he took special care off cookie and she him "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 1/11/2014

    " For anyone who loves Siberian Huskies "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 12/6/2013

    " Definitely a cute, sentimental and moving little book. I laughed out loud reading about the puppy invasion -- can't even imagine what that must have looked like! I'm very fond of other people's dogs (don't want any of my own) and always enjoy reading about them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla Sullivan | 11/12/2013

    " Thiis book was AMAZING ! i actually cried at the ending , tryy to read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mikayla | 11/3/2013

    " It was a great book. Very descriptive. The author wrote the relationship between the owner of the dogs and his dog Cookie so it really was a heartwarming book. I recomend this book to dog lovers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nichole Ponzer | 10/22/2013

    " In general, I'm not as crazy about Gary Paulsen as most teachers...but this memoir/essay was written with heart, while still keeping that element of action and adventure that hooks most Paulsen fans. I'd definitely recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janelle | 9/1/2012

    " he has a wonderful way of showing that extra special relationship you sometimes have with that one special soul-mate "heart dog" and I re-read the part where he sys goodbye to Cookie whenever I miss mine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 8/16/2012

    " A very entertaining, quick read about the circle of life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 6/5/2012

    " Good. Interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George | 3/14/2012

    " This is technically a book for "young adults." I must still be young, for this short, beautiful read is more adult than most of our so-called entertainments. This book is a gorgeous mediation on the power of the animal world and what it's like to be "raised" by a pack of dogs in a domestic setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs. R Rhilinger | 1/7/2012

    " Great memoir of life raising sled dogs in Minnesota, and the ties between man and dog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 9/11/2011

    " Exactly what I needed for a quick, fun read the night before my first day of dog sledding! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 7/6/2011

    " The story of one of his lead dogs, Cookie, and her life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 7/3/2011

    " I JUST LUV DOGS "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah Morgan | 3/4/2011

    " A very easy read but very enjoyable about his adventures with raising dogs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 GraceAnne | 12/19/2010

    " I am so not a dog person, and even less a cat person, as I am deathly allergic to cats. But this terrific evocation of Cookie, a lead dog and friend of Paulsen, is simply, utterly wonderful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 12/18/2010

    " I didn't know Gary Paulsen had sled dogs (although from his subject matter, I really should have figured). An interesting viewpoint about his team of dogs-- light reading, about junior high school level. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla | 10/30/2010

    " Thiis book was AMAZING ! i actually cried at the ending , tryy to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 8/7/2009

    " A very easy read but very enjoyable about his adventures with raising dogs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caren | 7/22/2009

    " Enjoyable stories about Paulsen's love for dogs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 6/17/2009

    " Gary Paulsen's autobiography is like his books full of interest and well written. I never knew that he raised sled dogs and participated in several Iditarods. It makes me wonder how he had time to write so many books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janelle | 1/19/2009

    " he has a wonderful way of showing that extra special relationship you sometimes have with that one special soul-mate "heart dog" and I re-read the part where he sys goodbye to Cookie whenever I miss mine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethany | 1/14/2009

    " I LOVE this book! VERY funny.

    Only con is that it is so short. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 12/5/2008

    " I didn't know Gary Paulsen had sled dogs (although from his subject matter, I really should have figured). An interesting viewpoint about his team of dogs-- light reading, about junior high school level. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 8/10/2008

    " For anyone who loves Siberian Huskies "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 7/19/2008

    " Very interesting to read about the mindset of this particular racer and his relationship with his team of sled-dogs. "

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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