Annotations for Dogs of Winter


Baker & Taylor
A suspenseful tale based on a true story follows the survival efforts of a small boy who, after being abandoned on the streets of Moscow, endures a harsh winter under the protection of a pack of dogs with whom he roams the city and countryside, using their combined wits to find food and shelter.

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Scholastic
A small boy, a cruel city, and the incredible dogs who save him.

Based on a true story!

When Ivan's mother disappears, he's abandoned on the streets of Moscow, with little chance to make it through the harsh winter. But help comes in an unexpected form: Ivan is adopted by a pack of dogs, and the dogs quickly become more than just his street companions: They become his family. Soon Ivan, who used to love reading fairytales, is practically living in one, as he and his pack roam the city and countryside, using their wits to find food and shelter, dodging danger, begging for coins. But Ivan can't stay hidden from the world of people forever. When help is finally offered to him, will he be able to accept it? Will he even want to?

A heart-pounding tale of survival and a moving look at what makes us human.


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