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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.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on October 1, 2012 by Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN-10: 0545399300
ISBN-13: 9780545399302
3 Book Reviews
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  • ladyirene
    ladyireneMonday, May 1, 2017 at 8:27 am55 stars
    this book was incredibly sad I cried at the end of this book it made my heart feel sadness and heartbreak and how could i forget happinesss
    • jolt05
      jolt05Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:51 am
      Dogs of Winter was by Bobbie Pyron There was a boy and a dog and they didn’t have a home. It was sad and happy and a lot of details. My favorite part was when the boy met the dog. I would recommend it.this is a great book with a lot adventures.
      • happypug12
        happypug12Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 3:11 pm55 stars
        You will hate what Malchik hates and love what he loves. Your heart will be with him, ALWAYS, from mournful beginning to an ending that I (personally) grieve over. You will Feel the book. There is some language throughout this story, not too strong, but probably not for ages 9 or under.