My Life in Dog Years
Gary Paulsen never really had anyone looking after him. His parents were always drinking and never really took care of him. He lived in a house up in the mountains most of the time but when he was younger he went to the philippines for 2 years and he also went to Alaska alot. So this book tells how each dog he had took care of him and he took care of them. Some of his best friends were Cookie, Dirk, and Snowball. Cookie was a sled dog that he had when he did the iditarod. Cookie was a sweet dog...more
In the book he talks about the many companions and adventures they had over their life.One of the dogs he talks about is his dog Cookie.Cookie was a sled dog that was given to him by a man who thought she could no longer run but she was later found out to only have worms.Cookie once saved Gary's life when they were out trapping beavers,the ice below his feet cracked and he feel through and ...more
A proud and self-confessed "dog person", Gary Paulsen literally owes his life to dogs. The first chapter of his book is dedicated to his lead sled dog who, if she hadn't pulled him out of icy water in the nick of time, the author would have died. The following chapters are short and sweet stories of other dogs he's owned who have likew ...more
A favorite quote:
"I have always had dogs and will have dogs until I die. I ha ...more
Tapi di buku yang dia tulis dengan gaya bertutur yang asik ini, anjing bagi dia benar² 'a man's best friend'. Tiap chapter menceritakan anjing yang berbeda dengan kisahnya masing². ...more
Nowadays, Gary may have been put into the System, but in my opinion, those dogs did more to make him a well-rounded and caring individual than any human could.
Some would say they were his guardians or angels. Gary considered them his companion ...more
This book is about Gary’s dogs that he has owned throughout his life and there story. Each chapter was about a different dog. Gary has a dedication chapter that is dedicated to cookie the dog that saved his life when he was drowning. The first chapter is about Snowball a dog that Gary wanted when he was little. Gary got Snowball when he was on a vacation trip and the tow ...more
Already I have several readers picking up more of Paulsen's books to read on their own.
This title is super-easy to read but may also be a good read aloud for our youngest OBOB fans because of a few scary moments when Paulsen almost dies.
Read in preparation for OBOB2018.
Running away from home at the age of 14 and traveling with a carnival, Paulsen acquired a taste for adve ...more