Gary Paulsen was one of the kids who slipped through the cracks, until art and dogs saved him.
So are Jake, Jojo, and Jamie, all twelve-year-olds who, like Gary Paulsen, had to grow up too fast.
“You stop moving, you’re done.” —Jake
“Dogs know how to love better than people.” —Jojo
“I’m surprised my pencil can take my hand where my mind would never go.” —Jamie
Gary Paulsen’s three poignant novellas add up to an unforgettable book.
Praise for NOTES FROM THE DOG
"Paulsen writes another touching story about human kindness and humanity.... This emotional coming-of-age journey about taking responsibility for one's own happiness and making personal connections will not disappoint." -Publishers Weekly
"This candid and tender tale, told with [Paulsen's] signature humor, is a salute to the bravest of the brave." -School Library Journal
Praise for WOODS RUNNER
"Paulsen's talent for scene-setting...is paired here with a vivid story of the American Revolution." -The New York Times Book Review
*"A vivid and graphic tale of one boy caught up in a harsh war, a side of the American Revolution not often told." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred
*"Illuminating and gripping." -Publishers Weekly, Starred