This Side of Wild

This Side of Wild

Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs

Book - 2015
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Longlisted for the National Book Award

The Newbery Honor-winning author of Hatchet and Dogsong shares surprising true stories about his relationship with animals, highlighting their compassion, intellect, intuition, and sense of adventure.

Gary Paulsen is an adventurer who competed in two Iditarods, survived the Minnesota wilderness, and climbed the Bighorns. None of this would have been possible without his truest companion: his animals. Sled dogs rescued him in Alaska, a sickened poodle guarded his well-being, and a horse led him across a desert. Through his interactions with dogs, horses, birds, and more, Gary has been struck with the belief that animals know more than we may fathom.

His understanding and admiration of animals is well known, and in This Side of Wild , which has taken a lifetime to write, he proves the ways in which they have taught him to be a better person.
Publisher: New York ;, Toronto :, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781481451505
Characteristics: xviii, 120 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Jessell, Tim - Illustrator


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Oct 29, 2018

You will never look at animals the same way again. I loved it.

MissAnnie Feb 22, 2016

This would work well for students who have an assignment to read a biography or an autobiography.

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