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Uncle Boris in the Yukon, and other shaggy dog stories

Author: Daniel Manus Pinkwater
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt, 2002.
Series: A Harvest book
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Harvest edView all editions and formats
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With the candor and wit that he's known for, Daniel Pinkwater shares heartfelt and often peculiar reflections on the dogs (and other assorted creatures) that have shaped his life and family traditions. Pinkwater begins with the tale of his colorful Uncle Boris, who sets off on a trek from Warsaw to the Yukon in search of gold. Along the way he strikes up a curious friendship with Jake, the lead dog in his team of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
Named Person: Daniel Manus Pinkwater; Daniel Manus Pinkwater
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Manus Pinkwater
ISBN: 0156027151 9780156027151
OCLC Number: 49226281
Description: 193 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Series Title: A Harvest book
Responsibility: Daniel Pinkwater ; illustrated by Jill Pinkwater.
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With the candor and wit that he's known for, Daniel Pinkwater shares heartfelt and often peculiar reflections on the dogs (and other assorted creatures) that have shaped his life and family traditions. Pinkwater begins with the tale of his colorful Uncle Boris, who sets off on a trek from Warsaw to the Yukon in search of gold. Along the way he strikes up a curious friendship with Jake, the lead dog in his team of malamutes, who, as it happens, converses in perfect Yiddish. This is the first in a series of delightful anecdotes that introduce a curious cast of canines, including a couple of wolf breeds, a Labrador retriever, a few more malamutes, a chow chow, a mutt, and even a Pekinese, among others. A "mordantly funny and smartly entertaining mix of memoir and fancy" (Booklist), Uncle Boris in the Yukon shows us a world where, though Pinkwater is top dog, it's the four-legged companions who steal the show.

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