Saturday, February 6, 2016
Ice Dogs is a book I would never have considered in the past, but my students love Gary Paulsen and this feels like a more modern version of his novels. Victoria is an accomplished dog sledder who finds Chris, a recent Alaskan transplant, after a snowmobiling accident. Together, they must fight their way through a blizzard to make their way home.
There is terrific action and tension in the novel that the pages flew by. This is exactly what my students need. I love the subtle challenges to gender roles, with Victoria being an athletic outdoorswoman and Chris being the one who can sew booties for the dogs. There's so much to learn from Ice Dogs. This will be my next book talk, for sure.
Posted by Miss K at 12:00 AM