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.

Race Across Alaska

Author: Libby Riddles
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0811722538
Release Date: 1988-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The author recounts her experiences in the 1985 Iditarod race from Anchorage to Nome Alaska, and shares her insights on strategy, sled dogs, and winter survival

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.

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.

Dog Driver

Author: Miki Collins
Publisher: Alpine Publications
ISBN: 1577791614
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Pets

Dog Driver is for anyone interested in sled dog training for recreational sledding, racing, or working. Based on personal sled dog experience in both racing and working sled dog teams, Miki and Julie Collins explain everything you need to know to select, raise, train and care for sled dogs, dog sledding equipment and even clothing. Learn to read and understand your dogs, as well as how to take care of injuries on and off the trail. You won't be stranded out on the trail if you study their advice on repairing harnesses and sleds. Plus, in Dog Driver, you'll get all the latest sled dog facts, know what it is really like to own mushing dogs and just what it takes to be among the top Iditarod dogs. Follow Miki and Julie through thousands of wilderness miles as they run their working sled dog teams to check on trap lines and deliver freight during the winter in the heart of Alaska.

The Cruelest Miles The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic

Author: Gay Salisbury
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393076210
Release Date: 2005-02-17
Genre: Medical

"A stirring tale of survival, thanks to man's best friend." —Seattle Times When a deadly diphtheria epidemic swept through Nome, Alaska, in 1925, the local doctor knew that without a fresh batch of antitoxin, his patients would die. The lifesaving serum was a thousand miles away, the port was icebound, and planes couldn't fly in blizzard conditions—only the dogs could make it. The heroic dash of dog teams across the Alaskan wilderness to Nome inspired the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and immortalized Balto, the lead dog of the last team whose bronze statue still stands in New York City's Central Park. This is the greatest dog story, never fully told until now.

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.

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.

Dogsong

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439115237
Release Date: 2012-05-22
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In the old days there were songs... Something is bothering Russel Susskit. He hates waking up to the sound of his father's coughing, the smell of diesel oil, the noise of snow machines starting up. Only Oogruk, the shaman who owns the last team of dogs in the village, understands Russel's longing for the old ways and the songs that celebrated them. But Oogruk cannot give Russel the answers he seeks; the old man can only prepare him for what he must do alone. Driven by a strange, powerful dream of a long-ago self and by a burning desire to find his own song, Russel takes Oogruk's dogs on an epic journey of self-discovery that will change his life forever.

Blind Descent

Author: James M. Tabor
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781588369949
Release Date: 2010-06-15
Genre: Travel

In 2004, two great scientist-explorers attempted to find the bottom of the world. American Bill Stone took on the vast, deadly Cheve Cave in southern Mexico. Ukrainian Alexander Klimchouk targeted Krubera, a freezing nightmare of a supercave in the war-torn former Soviet republic of Georgia. Both men spent months almost two vertical miles deep, contending with thousand-foot drops, raging whitewater rivers, monstrous waterfalls, mile-long belly crawls, and the psychological horrors produced by weeks in absolute darkness, beyond all hope of rescue. Based on his unprecedented access to logs and journals as well as hours of personal interviews, James Tabor has crafted a thrilling exploration of man’s timeless urge to discover—and of two extraordinary men whose pursuit of greatness led them to the heights of triumph and the depths of tragedy. Blind Descent is an unforgettable addition to the classic literature of true-life adventure, and a testament to human survival and endurance. Includes a photo insert.

Winterdance

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher:
ISBN: 0575400080
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Dog racing

Gary Paulsen was in his forties, an internationally famous children's writer. Then he was overtaken by his passion, a passion for Alaskan dog-racing and a passion for the wild, beautiful landscape of the Arctic. WINTERDANCE is the story of this passion. It is a powerful, almost unbelievable adventure, told with humour, pathos, vitality and excitement.

Clabbered Dirt Sweet Grass

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Harvest Books
ISBN: 0156000520
Release Date: 1994-03-01
Genre: Social Science

The author shares his memories of growing up on a farm and looks at the hard life of farming through each of the four seasons