The Dogs of Winter by Bobbie Pyron

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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.

About Bobbie Pyron

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Bobbie Pyron is the author of A DOG'S WAY HOME, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was named to the Spring 2011 Indie Next List. She works as a librarian in Park City, Utah.
Published October 1, 2012 by Arthur A. Levine Books. 320 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Action & Adventure.

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An orphaned boy in Russia survives as a member of a pack of dogs.

Sep 17 2012 | Read Full Review of The Dogs of Winter

Publishers Weekly

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Though some scenes of Mishka and the dogs’ trials can be a bit repetitive, their sameness underscores their unremitting and often heartbreaking battle to survive, day after day.

Oct 08 2012 | Read Full Review of The Dogs of Winter

The Bookbag

Summary: A young boy is adopted by a pack of street dogs who help him to survive the harsh streets of Moscow.

Jan 20 2013 | Read Full Review of The Dogs of Winter

Deseret News

The "Dogs of Winter" is a heartbreaking story of how young Ivan finds trust and love with a pack of dogs that he could not find among humans — humans who betrayed and physically hurt him, who offered very little kindness and who passed him as if he were invisible.

Sep 29 2012 | Read Full Review of The Dogs of Winter

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