Cover of: Dogsong | Gary Paulsen

About the Book

Something is bothering Russel Susskit. He hates waking up to the sound of his father's coughing, the smell of diesel oil, the noise of snow machines starting up.

Only Oogruk, the shaman who owns the last team of dogs in the village, understands Russel's longing for the old ways and the songs that celebrated them. But Oogruk cannot give Russel the answers he seeks; the old man can only prepare him for what he must do alone. Driven by a strange, powerful dream of a long-ago self and by a burning desire to find his own song, Russel takes Oogruk's dogs on an epic journey of self-discovery that will change his life forever.

About the Edition

A fourteen-year-old Eskimo boy who feels assailed by the modernity of his life takes a 1400-mile journey by dog sled across ice, tundra, and mountains seeking his own "song" of himself.

Edition Notes

Originally published: New Yor : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c1985.

Cecilia Bard Multicultural Library for Peace

Newbery Honor book

ALA Notable Children's Book

ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Genre
Juvenile fiction, Juvenile fiction.
Other Titles
Cecilia Bard Multicultural Library for Peace, Newbery Honor book, ALA Notable Children's Book, ALA Best Book for Young Adults

The Physical Object

Pagination
177 p. ;
Number of pages
177

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22859234M
Internet Archive
dogsong0paul
ISBN 10
059043893X
Library Thing
110983
Goodreads
1415393

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