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.

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.

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.

My Lead Dog Was A Lesbian

Author: Brian Patrick O'Donoghue
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307488534
Release Date: 2009-09-30
Genre: Humor

The Iditarod may be the only race that awards a prize for last place. But then how many people can even complete a course that ranges across 1,000 miles of Alaska's ice fields, mountains, and canyons at temperatures that sometimes plunges to 100 degrees below zero? In conditions like these, anything can go wrong. For Brian Patrick O'Donoghue, nearly everything did. In My Lead Dog Was a Lesbian, his reporter and intrepid novice musher tells what happened when he entered the 1991 Iditarod, along with seventeen sled dogs with names like Harley, Screech, and Rainy, his sexually confused lead dog. O'Donoghue braved snowstorms and sickening wipeouts, endured the contempt of more experienced racers (one of whom was daft enough to use poodles), and rode herd of four-legged companions who would rather be fighting or having sex. It's all here, narrated with self-deprecating wit, in a true story of heroism, cussedness and astonishing dumb luck. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Winter Dance

Author: Marion Dane Bauer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9781328466631
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Snow is coming, and it's time to get ready! The squirrel gathers nuts, the geese soar south, and the snowshoe hare puts on its new white coat. But what should the fox do? Each animal advises the fox that its own plan is best, but the fox thinks otherwise—yet it's not until he meets a golden-eyed friend that he finds the perfect way to celebrate the snowfall. Stunning illustrations by the new talent Richard Jones are the perfect complement to the Newbery Honor winner Marion Dane Bauer's lyrical and playful homage to the natural world.

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."

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.

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.

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.

Yukon Quest

Author: Lew Freedman
Publisher: Epicenter Press
ISBN: 1935347055
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: History

Over beer and hamburgers at the Two Rivers Lodge near Fairbanks, Alaska, a small group of mushers conceived a gutsy idea for a new sled dog race that would be more challenging than any other marathon race in the Far North. In 1984, mushers organized the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race between Fairbanks and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Soon, mushers adopted an unofficial race motto, "Survive first, race second." The Quest trail boasts fewer checkpoints, longer wilderness runs, and more campouts. The trail crosses three mountain passes, including the dreaded 3,685-foot Eagle Summit, a killer of mushers' dreams. Outdoor survival skills and self reliance are on a par with commercial sponsorships and high-tech sleds and mushing gear. Yukon Quest is an exciting, inspirational story full of bigger-than-life characters told by Lew Freedman, best-selling author of eight books about sled-dog racing. Includes a list of race champions, names of all finishers, and 16 pages of photos.

Woods Runner

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Wendy Lamb
ISBN: 9780375859083
Release Date: 2010
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.

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.

Dog Man

Author: Martin Buser
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 9781468958973
Release Date: 2015-04-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

What does it take to become an Iditarod champion? Join mushing legend Martin Buser as he reveals his life's journey in candid and action-packed detail. Buser's story of self-discovery takes the reader with him on the adventures, misadventures, and lessons learned from his devoted relationship with canine friends. This riveting narrative shows what it means to be a real "dog man," but it also serves as a stirring tribute to the spirit of the Alaskan Husky.