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  • Published: 3 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9781849399777
  • Imprint: Andersen Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

The Dogs of Winter

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Based on the incredible true story of Ivan Mishukov. One boy, a cold, cruel city, and the dogs who saved his life . . .

When Mishka is abandoned on the streets of Moscow he falls in with a gang of other homeless children, hoping they’ll give him a chance of survival. But as winter freezes the city and food becomes scarce, he is left alone, to fend for himself.

Help comes in an unexpected form: Mishka is adopted by a pack of dogs. The creatures quickly become more than just his street companions, they are his family. But he can’t stay hidden from the world for ever . . .

  • Pub date: 3 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9781849399777
  • Imprint: Andersen Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

About the Author

Bobbie Pyron

Bobbie Pyron has a degree in Psychology and Anthropology and a Master's Degree in Library Science. Bobbie is the author of THE RING and A DOG'S WAY HOME. Active in the librarian community both on the Utah State and national levels, she is a lifelong proponent of children's books across all genres. She lives in Park City, Utah, with her husband.

Praise for The Dogs of Winter

“An extraordinary story of survival… grips the reader from start to finish”


“A heart-rending tale”

Children's Books Ireland, Recommended Reads

“Moving and unusual…an imaginative and convincing account.”

The School Librarian

“Packs plenty of punch.”

New York Times

“[A] first-person narrative in beautifully composed writing enhanced by Ivan's visual acuity and depth of emotion. Terrifying, life-affirming and memorable.”

Kirkus (Starred Review)

“The book's emotional impact is immense.”

Publisher's Weekly

“Selected for Kirkus Reviews' 100 best children’s books of 2012”


“Touchingly told”

Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading

“Moving and unusual . . . imaginative and convincing”

The School Librarian

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