Dogsong

Dogsong

Book - 2007
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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.

A Newbery Honor Book

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

An ALA Notable Book

A School Library Journal Best Book
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2007, c1985
ISBN: 9781416939191
Branch Call Number: PAU
Characteristics: 162 p

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Red_Penguin_135 Nov 12, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Red_Penguin_135 Nov 12, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Jun 06, 2013

I don't get the ending is there another book?

jcjury Apr 03, 2013

This story was a very well written coming of age journey for young men. My son and I each read it in order to discuss it for his book report. This book would be great for a group discussion with boys, as there are many great messages in the story.

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