My Life in Dog Years

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My Life in Dog Years

by Gary Paulsen
Illustrator Ruth Wright Paulsen

Random House Children's Books | January 12, 1998 | Hardcover |

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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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 144 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.39 in

Published: January 12, 1998

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385325703

ISBN - 13: 9780385325707

Found in: Dogs, Dogs
Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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My Life in Dog Years

My Life in Dog Years

by Gary Paulsen
Illustrator Ruth Wright Paulsen

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 144 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.39 in

Published: January 12, 1998

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385325703

ISBN - 13: 9780385325707

Read from the Book

I am--I say this with some pride and not a little wonder--a "dog person." I make no excuses for unabashedly loving them--all of them, even some that have bitten me. I have always had dogs and will have dogs until I die. I have rescued dozens of dogs from pounds, always have five or six of them around me, and cannot imagine living without dogs. They are wonderful and, I think, mandatory for decent human life.

All that said, there are some dogs that are different, special in amazing ways....


From the Trade Paperback edition.

From the Publisher

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 Jacket

"There's something to please at every turn of the page."
--Booklist, Starred

"A treat to make Paulsen fans sit up and beg for more...His writing percolates with energetic love."
--Publishers Weekly, Starred

About the Author

GARY PAULSEN is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, His most recent books are Lawn Boy Returns, Woods Runner, Notes from the Dog, Mudshark, Lawn Boy, Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day, The Time Hackers, and The Amazing Life of Birds (The Twenty Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech).


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author Interviews

author fun facts

Born:
May 17 in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Previous jobs: Farm hand, ranch hand, truck driver, sailor, dogsled racer, teacher, field engineer, editor, soldier, actor, director, trapper, professional archer, migrant farm worker, singer


Hobbies: Sailing, collecting and riding Harley Davidsons; twice ran the Iditarod, the challenging 1,000 mile dogsled race across Alaska


Inspiration for writing: After a librarian gave him a book to read--along with his own library card--Gary was hooked. He began spending hours alone in the basement of his apartment building, reading one book after another.

From Our Editors

Gary Paulsen has owned dozens of unforgettable and amazing dogs in his lifetime. In each chapter of this wonderful book, he tells the story of one of these special animals, among them Snowball, the puppy he owned as a boy in the Philippines; Ike, his mysterious hunting companion; Electric Fred and his best friend, Pig; and Josh, the smartest dog in the world

Editorial Reviews

"There''s something to please at every turn of the page."
--Booklist, Starred

"A treat to make Paulsen fans sit up and beg for more...His writing percolates with energetic love."
--Publishers Weekly, Starred

Bookclub Guide

author fun facts

Born:
May 17 in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Previous jobs: Farm hand, ranch hand, truck driver, sailor, dogsled racer, teacher, field engineer, editor, soldier, actor, director, trapper, professional archer, migrant farm worker, singer


Hobbies: Sailing, collecting and riding Harley Davidsons; twice ran the Iditarod, the challenging 1,000 mile dogsled race across Alaska


Inspiration for writing: After a librarian gave him a book to read--along with his own library card--Gary was hooked. He began spending hours alone in the basement of his apartment building, reading one book after another.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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