In the old days there were songs...
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.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; May 2012
- ISBN 9781439115237
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: Dogsong
- Author: Gary Paulsen
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
In The Press
"Unusual and moving...a remarkable book." -- School Library Journal, starred review