This Side of Wild Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs

this side of wild by gary paulsen

In the National Book Award longlist book This Side of Wild, Newbery Honor–winning author Gary Paulsen 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 companions: 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.---from the publisher

160 pages                  978-1481451512                   Ages 10 and up

Keywords:  adventure, animals, autobiography, memoir, short stories, nature, dogs, finding yourself, horses, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old, nonfiction

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