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My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen
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Jun 08, 1999 | ISBN 9780440414711

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* "Guaranteed to charm animal lovers and Paulsen’s fans. . . . Something to please at every turn of the page. . . . This honest, unpretentious celebration of dogs further entrenches his reputation as an author who is as successful at writing nonfiction as he is at writing novels."
Booklist, starred review

"Paulsen is a master storyteller with a dry wit. . . . Gives readers a real sense of how the man looks at these animals."
School Library Journal

* "Here’s a treat to make Paulsen fans sit up and beg for more…. His writing percolates with energetic love."
Publishers Weekly, starred review


ALA Quick Pick for Young Adult Reluctant Readers WINNER 1999

Maine Student Book Master List WINNER 1999

Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award NOMINEE 2001

Author Q&A

author fun facts

May 17 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Previous jobs: Farm hand, ranch hand, truck driver, sailor, dogsled racer, teacher, field engineer, editor, soldier, actor, director, trapper, professional archer, migrant farm worker, singer

Hobbies: Sailing, collecting and riding Harley Davidsons; twice ran the Iditarod, the challenging 1,000 mile dogsled race across Alaska

Inspiration for writing: After a librarian gave him a book to read–along with his own library card–Gary was hooked. He began spending hours alone in the basement of his apartment building, reading one book after another.

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