Parents' Guide to

The Dogs of Winter

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Harrowing but uplifting story of orphan saved by dogs.

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Not just for dog lovers, THE DOGS OF WINTER is a gripping survival tale -- based on a true story -- that takes readers on an astonishing journey filled with excitement, danger, heartache, and joy. Pyron writes from a 5-year-old's perspective with grit and heart, beautifully conveying his imperfect understanding of events without dumbing anything down.

Kids will admire Mishka as he insists on doing what's right, and they'll root for him as he and his family of dogs struggle to survive. Mishka's effort to find his place in the world will especially appeal to older grade schoolers and middle schoolers as their own world becomes wider and sometimes scarier, too.

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