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Wind-wild dog

by Joosse, Barbara M.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB JOOSSE Barbara
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  PB JOOSSE Barbara
 
 
Summary

What will Ziva choose, her love for the Man or the freedom of the wild?

Ziva heard the call of the wild. Most mushers believed that Ziva's eyes of different colors made her half wild, so no one wanted her. But one man took a liking to her.

As Ziva begins to trust the Man, she learns to use her wild energy to pull his sled, but she's torn between her love for the Man and the wolf's call. Will she stay . . . or go?

This story has been growing in Barbara Joosse's head since a friend told her about his dog, Ziva, who was "wild as a wolf and white as the snow." Kate Kiesler's striking full-color art perfectly captures Ziva's struggle in this powerful book.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Born in Alaska to a sled-dog mother, Ziva has one brown eye and one blue one, a trait that leads the mushers to call her half-wild and pass her by, buying other pups instead. When she is finally chosen by a musher, his training techniques are as patient and purposeful as his decision to let Ziva choose between her attachment to him and her longing to join the wolves she hears at night. In spare, precise prose, Ziva's story drives with understated dramatic tension toward a satisfying conclusion. Kiesler's oil paintings capture the clean beauty of the rural Alaska setting as well as the unique qualities of Ziva and the man. An appended page of Author's Notes, arranged as a glossary, comments on 19 terms related to Alaska, sled dogs, and winter solstice. Telling an animal story with quiet dignity, this picture book will have appeal to children beyond the intended age range. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Sled dogs -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Alaska -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Henry Holt and Company,2006
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Kiesler, Kate.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
ISBN 9780805070538 (hc : alk. paper)
0805070532 (hc : alk. paper)
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