• Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers

  • Reflections on Being Raised by a Pack of Sled Dogs
  • By: Gary Paulsen
  • Narrated by: Gary Paulsen
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 02-20-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • 4.7 (16 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An experienced Iditarod racer, Gary Paulsen brings his love of the sport to readers on a personal level in this intimate essay about the life of a litter of pups born to pull sleds across the snowy frontier - and the marvel he experiences as he watches them grow and learn.
©1998 Gary Paulsen (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“Gary Paulsen, three of whose novels, Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room, have been Newbery Honor books, focuses in Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers on Cookie, his longtime companion and lead dog in the Iditarod, the grueling Alaskan cross-country sled race... characteristically nonstop action.” (The New York Times Book Review)
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Customer Reviews

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By Uber Femme on 09-22-12

I Love Gary Paulsen

Any additional comments?

This man is someone I'd want to spend days with, on a back porch just listening to his stories. This audiobook, and his others as well, read like he's just talking to you, telling you stories about nature and dogs. He's sensitive (but never cloyingly so) and insightful. He puts you there, in the snow with him and the dogs. This book is almost completely about Cookie. I want to know more! Tell me more stories, Gary! I could listen to you for hours and hours.

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By erika m labarge on 12-02-17

heartwarming and fun tale

Would you listen to Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers again? Why?

I've listened to this book twice so far, I love that Gary Paulsen narrates. It feels like he is sharing stories with a friend.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers?

There are some genuinely funny moments. I cracked up when Gary yelled "Traitor!" to Cookie as she ran off.

Have you listened to any of Gary Paulsen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've also listened to My Life in Dog Years, which is equally enjoyable.

Any additional comments?

Just give it a chance. While the book is quite short its full of amazing stores, adventures and fun. If you have a dog, love dogs or just want a dog then give this a listen. You won't regret it.

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