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This side of wild : mutts, mares, and laughing dinosaurs / Gary Paulsen ; illustrated by Tim Jessell.

Paulsen, Gary (author.). Jessell, Tim, (illustrator.).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781481451505 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 1481451502 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781481451512 (softcover)
  • ISBN: 1481451510 (softcover)
  • Physical Description: xviii, 120 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2015]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Alone -- Preface: The learning process -- A confusion of horses, a border collie named Josh, a grizzly bear who liked holes, and a poodle with three teeth -- A very young soldier, a very old man, a mynah bird named Betty, and Gretchen -- Hollywood and the woman/dog who knew Hemingway; then four hundred sheep and floating Louise and the coyote that made Louise hate me -- On birds, and bees, and rest area non-negotiated hostile existence -- On the need for a murder of ravens to maintain control of just about everything; and laughing dinosaurs -- Interrogatum: Three things to learn.
Summary, etc.:
Newbery Honor-winning author 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, Paulsen 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, he illustrates the ways in which they have taught him to be a better person.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10-14.
1210 Lexile.
Subject: Paulsen, Gary > Juvenile literature.
Paulsen, Gary
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Human-animal relationships > Juvenile literature.
Adventure and adventurers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Animals > Anecdotes > Juvenile literature.
Human-animal relationships.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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