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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
A fourteen-year-old Eskimo boy who feels at odds with aspects of modern life takes a 1400-mile journey by dog sled across ice, tundra, and mountains seeking his own "song" of himself.
Number of Pages: 177
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: People + Places / United States / Native American
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: Teen
Author: Gary Paulsen
Street Date: May 8, 2007
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-6234
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