Winterdance

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0156001454
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Pets

Paulsen and his team of dogs endured snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, and hallucinations in the relentless push to go on. Map and color photographs.

Winterdance

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0151262276
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Paulsen and his team of dogs endured snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, and hallucinations in the relentless push to go on. Map and color photographs.

Winterdance

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 0785796711
Release Date: 1995-02-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Recounts the author's ambitious quest to run the Iditarod, an 1,180-mile trek of snow and deep cold, and his 17-day journey with a team of dogs during which they endured blinding wind, snowstorms, frostbite, moose attacks, and hallucinations.

Woodsong

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442467149
Release Date: 2012-05-29
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Gary Paulsen has had a life as exciting as fiction! Gary Paulsen, three-time Newbery Honor author, is no stranger to adventure. He has flown off the back of a dogsled and down a frozen waterfall to near disaster, and waited for a giant bear to seal his fate with one slap of a claw. He has led a team of sled dogs toward the Alaskan Mountain Range in an Iditarod -- the grueling, 1,180-mile dogsled race -- hallucinating from lack of sleep, but he determined to finish. Here, in vivid detail, Paulsen recounts several of the remarkable experiences that shaped his life and inspired his award-winning writing.

Puppies Dogs and Blue Northers

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0152061037
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Minnesota author and dog musher Gary Paulsen reflects on the growth of his sled dogs as he and his animals discover the world around them.

Dogteam

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385386067
Release Date: 2013-11-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

On a moonlit winter night, a team of dogs pulls a sled, taking the narrator and readers on a wondrous ride through the snow, into and out of the woods. It is a ride you'll wish would never end. Through this exquisite prose poem, Gary Paulsen shares the joy, the beauty, and the grandeur of the outdoors. With his joyous text and Ruth Wright Paulsen's exuberant and expressive illustrations, Dogteam is a celebration of nature, a dance that invites everyone to join in.

My Life in Dog Years

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 9780307538796
Release Date: 2009-06-03
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Gary Paulsen has owned dozens of unforgettable and amazing dogs, and here are his favorites--one to a chapter. Among them are Snowball, the puppy he owned as a boy in the Philippines; Ike, his mysterious hunting companion; Electric Fred and his best friend, Pig; Dirk, the grim protector; and Josh, one of the remarkable border collies working on Paulsen's ranch today. My Life in Dog Years is a book for every dog lover and every Paulsen fan--a perfect combination that shows vividly the joy and wisdom that come from growing up with man's best friend. From the Hardcover edition.

Back of the Pack

Author: Don Bowers
Publisher: Publication Consultants
ISBN: 9781594335013
Release Date: 2014-08-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Once infected with the mushing virus, there is no cure -- there is only the trail Don Bowers learned the truth of these words as he lived his dream of running Alaska's grueling 1,100-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. With no mushing experience and little money, but with a spirit of adventure and support from friends, he started from scratch to put together a team. Over the next two years, he discovered that becoming a serious musher is not to be undertaken by the faint of heart, or by those who cannot learn to laugh at themselves and keep going in the face of daunting difficulties and dangers. By the time he eventually pulled under the famous burled arch at the end of Front Street in Nome, his perspective on life had been changed forever by his dogs and by the staggering scope and intensity of the Iditarod. This is Everyman's Iditarod, a tribute to the dedicated dreamers and their dogs who run to Nome in back of the pack with no hope of prize money or glory. This is truly the rest of the story" of the Last Great Race on Earth."

The Tent

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547545646
Release Date: 2006-11-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Teenage Steven and his father, Corey, take to the road with a Bible, an old army tent, and less than the best of intentions. Tired of being poor, Steven's father is certain that preaching the Word of the Lord is the easy way to fame and fortune. But just when they've got their act down pat and the money is rolling in, Steven and Corey begin to realize that what they'd originally thought of as a harmless lie is all about avarice and power and, ultimately, guilt. Each book includes a reader's guide.

Race Across Alaska

Author: Libby Riddles
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 0785773932
Release Date: 1988-01-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The adventure of Libby Riddles, first woman to win the Iditarod Marathon sled dog race.

Woods Runner

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Wendy Lamb
ISBN: 9780375859083
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

From his 1776 Pennsylvania homestead, thirteen-year-old Samuel, who is a highly-skilled woodsman, sets out toward New York City to rescue his parents from the band of British soldiers and Indians who kidnapped them after slaughtering most of their community. Includes historical notes.

Cold Hands Warm Heart

Author: Jeff King
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing
ISBN: 0882407368
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Known as the Winningest Musher in the World, Jeff King remains one of the top mushers in the history of sled dog sports. Since his first race in 1979, King and his well-trained teams of Alaska huskies have racked up many thousands of training miles and trail hours. The result: win after win after win, crossing the finish line first in more than a dozen major races, including the two internationally known giants: the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest. In the process, King has also racked up thirty years of first-person stories that offer a glimpse into the heart of a champion, the rugged Alaskan lifestyle, and the charismatic world of dogs.

Born to Run

Author: Albert Lewis
Publisher: Albert Lewis
ISBN: 0578109018
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Photography

It's a familiar image: a line of dogs surging through snow along the Iditarod trail. It can be easy to forget that each team is made up of individual dogs, each one bred and trained to perform at the pinnacle of canine ability. Albert Lewis, a professional photographer and dog lover, was skeptical of the race when he first moved to Alaska, but after seeing the dogs' excitement at the Iditarod starting line and experiencing the mushers' deep connection with these athletes, his perception of the race was forever changed. Determined to show the world the heart and soul of these animal athletes that run thousands of miles, he took his camera and set out to revolutionize our image of sled dogs. In Born to Run, Lewis stops the dogs long enough to spotlight them as individuals, letting their personalities shine through. Lewis draws on his experience as a fashion photographer, capturing unique moments of stunning beauty and stoic grace, emphasizing their athleticism even as they're standing still. Additional photos show the dogs interacting with their mushers during care and training. The full-page photos are finely detailed, and readers will find themselves nearly reaching out to stroke the dogs on the pages. Accompanied by just enough text to provide each dog's name, age, and trail miles, the photos are left to speak for themselves. The hundreds of thousands of Iditarod fans across the globe have made the race a historic event, and race fans and dog lovers alike will be drawn to this book.

The Winter Room

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545748292
Release Date: 2014-06-24
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This Newbery Honor Book by master storyteller Gary Paulsen is now available in this After Words paperback edition! Following the turn of the seasons, eleven year old Eldon traces the daily routines of his life on a farm and his relationship with his older brother Wayne. During the winter, with little work to be done on the farm, Eldon and Wayne spend the quiet hours with their family, listening to their Uncle David's stories. But Eldon soon learns that, although he has lived on the same farm, in the same house with his uncle for eleven springs, summers, and winters, he hardly knows him.

The Iditarod

Author: Ian Young
Publisher: Capstone Classroom
ISBN: 073689523X
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Recalls the history of the Iditarod dog sled race, including some of its greatest mushers and dogs, and explains how teams and volunteers prepare for and run this famous Alaskan race.