This Side of Wild

Written by Gary Paulsen

Sled dogs rescued author Gary Paulsen in Alaska, a sickened poodle guarded his well-being, and a horse led him across a desert. Through his interactions with dogs, horses, birds, and more, Gary has been struck with the belief that animals know more than we may fathom. Paulsen's understanding and admiration of animals is well known, and in This Side of Wild he recalls the ways in which they have taught him to be a better person.

Age Range 10 - 13 years
Grade Level 5th - 8th