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Wind-Wild Dog

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What will Ziva choose, her love for the Man or the freedom of the wild? 

Ziva heard the call of the wild. Most mushers believed that Ziva's eyes of different colors made her half wild, so no one wanted her. But one man took a liking to her.

As Ziva begins to trust the Man, she learns to use her wild energy to pull his sled, but she's torn between her love for the Man and
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published October 3rd 2006 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Amanda Kearney
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Summary: Wind-Wild Dog was about a husky that was born with two different colors of eyes. Since she had a brown eye and a blue eye, most people did not want to buy her. Then a man came and earned the dogs trust. The man was nice and gentle, and the wind-wild dog went home with the man. The man had a lot of other dogs, he had a pack of huskies that pulled dogs. The book takes place in Alaska. Even though the wind-wild dog likes the man, she long desires to be free. She runs away, but then she ...more
Ziva, a husky pup born with one brown eye, and one blue eye was raised and trained to be a sled dog. However, Ziva had the urge in her to run wild with the wolves. Her owner, a musher, had to find out if she would answer the call of the wild, or be content to be a sled dog. The test would come during a run during the Winter solstice at the first si-wash.
Mar 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books, dogs
Great book about Ziva the puppy who was born with one brown eye and one blue eye. Ziva liked to look at the moon and smell the wind. None of the mushers wanted her to pull their sled because of her two-colour eyes. They thought that meant she was half wild and so they were scared of her and didn't want her. Finally one man came along who did want her and he took her home. Ziva took a liking to the man and enjoyed following in his boot steps and learning how to pull a sled but at night when the ...more
Apr 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
A lovely story about mushers' dogs and their attachment to the team and humans. When the man finds Ziva, with one blue eye and one brown eye, he feels a connection to her...even though most say that her eyes mean she will only hear the call of the wild.

He is gentle and trains her with patience and companionship. When he finally gives Ziva the option to run free, will she accept it, or stay with the man and the team?

Used for "Blow, Wind, Blow" Storytime: April, 2012.
Meg McGregor
Jan 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Little ones and older readers too will be enthralled by this story of Ziva, a magnificent mushing dog's choice, of either staying with the Man she loves, or following her instincts and the wind.

A beautifully illustrated book this one will be a keeper for many years to come!

Read to MeiMei on January 26, 2015.
Jul 31, 2015 rated it liked it
Short and sweet. Touches on dog mushing and points out that some mushers are kind and gentle - the rest is for your inference.
would be appropriate as a sled dog story for preschoolers - on the longer side or as an intro to Alaska for a school study
Jan 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Great picture book. Held my three year old's attention almost all the way to the end. Will read this one again when he is a little older.
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I really like Iditarod related stories, and this one was great!
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