Winterdance : Fine Madness of Alaskan Dog-racing, Paperback

Winterdance : Fine Madness of Alaskan Dog-racing Paperback

3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


An incredible, breathtaking true adventure of Alaskan dog-racing and of the mesmerising Arctic landscape Gary Paulsen was in his forties, an internationally famous children's writer. Then he was overtaken by his passion, a passion for Alaskan dog-racing and a passion for the wild, beautiful landscape of the Arctic.

WINTERDANCE is the story of this passion. It is a powerful, almost unbelievable adventure, told with humour, pathos, vitality and excitement.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 1 maps
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9780575400085



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I enjoyed this book. Paulsen is a little egotistical but I still found it interesting. For those things that I know I will never actually do it is fun to live vicariously through another's experience. This book really does that, with some humor and drama.

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This was the first book I have read about dog sled racing. It provided me with one man's view of the bond between a musher and his team. The writing is sparse. There are some sections that mad me laugh out loud. The description of the race Iditarod race itself is compelling. However, the last chapter leaves the book with a flat feeling.

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