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Gary Paulsen.
New York, N.Y. : Bradbury Press, c1985.
177 p. ; 22 cm.


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

Best Books:

Best Books for Young Adults, 1985 ; American Library Association YALSA; United States
Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Tenth Edition, 1988 ; National Council of Teachers of English; United States
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 ; H.W. Wilson; United States
Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000 ; H.W. Wilson; United States

Awards, Honors, Prizes:

John Newbery Medal, 1986 Honor Book United States
Newbery Honor Book, 1986
Volunteer State Book Award, 1989 Winner Grades 7-9 Tennessee

State and Provincial Reading Lists:

Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, 1990 ; Nominee; Juvenile Fiction; North Dakota


Marilyn Courtot (Children's Literature)
A widely praised and reviewed book, Dogsong is the tale of Russel Susskit, an Eskimo teenage boy who makes a 1400 mile trek with the last remaining dog team in his village. Russel is drawn to the old ways and to the village shaman who helps him prepare for the trek on which he hopes to find his own song. It is an epic journey that will forever change Russel's life. A Newbery Honor Book. 1995 (orig. 1985), Aladdin, $16.00 and $3.95. Ages 10 up.


Eskimos Juvenile fiction.
Eskimos Fiction.
Dogsledding Fiction.
Self-perception Fiction.
LanguageCall NumberLCCNDewey DecimalISBN/ISSN
English (eng) PZ7.P2843 Do 1985
84020443 [Fic]
0027701808 : $11.95
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