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Gary Paulsen has owned dozens of unforgettable and amazing dogs, and here are his favorites--one to a chapter. Among them are Snowball, the puppy he owned as a boy in the Philippines; Ike, his mysterious hunting companion; Electric Fred and his best friend, Pig; Dirk, the grim protector; and Josh, one of the remarkable border collies working on Paulsen's ranch today.

My Life in Dog Years is a book for every dog lover and every Paulsen fan--a perfect combination that shows vividly the joy and wisdom that come from growing up with man's best friend.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published on June 8, 1999 by Yearling
ISBN-10: 0440414717
ISBN-13: 9780440414711
5 Book Reviews
  • hhartman
    Mrs. HartmanWednesday, April 29, 2015 at 12:24 pm55 stars
    I love that he structures this autobiography based on the dog friends he has had throughout his life. You get to find out about his childhood and his love for animals. This is a great read that will make you question your own life and how animals help shape it.
    • castai4781
      castai4781Friday, June 21, 2013 at 10:16 am55 stars
      Gary Paulsen is such a great writer. He has written way over 50 books!. This book is about all of the dogs he has owned. He has been friends with all of them. You will like the adventures and the action in the stories he tells about each of them.
      • majorerika6
        majorerika6Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 4:27 pm55 stars
        I loved this book and if u really like dogs you should read this book
        • kitkat5656
          kitkat5656Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 3:10 pm55 stars
          This book has all of the dogs that Paulsen had and that he loved for a reason
          • gabbyo
            gabbyoThursday, November 17, 2011 at 10:49 am
            it is all about Gary and his dogs in his life and how much he loves them, how much he did, and how many saved his life.