Kodiak & The Un-Hunted Place: An Alaskan Malamute Battles a Coyote for the Heart, Soul, & Future of the World

Author:   Ryan Petty
Publisher:   Provision House
ISBN:  

9780935446104


Pages:   268
Publication Date:   15 October 2021
Format:   Paperback
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Kodiak & The Un-Hunted Place: An Alaskan Malamute Battles a Coyote for the Heart, Soul, & Future of the World


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DOG HERO STORY IN VERSE READ-ALOUD EPIC POEM FOR KIDS AGES 9-12 (GROWN-UPS, TOO) In the tradition of the modern novel in verse and of story poems predating even written language, Kodiak & The Un-Hunted Place: An Alaskan Malamute Battles a Coyote for the Heart, Soul, and Future of the World... tells the tale of a big cross-eyed dog named Kodiak--a two-year-old Alaskan Malamute family pet--who, though cautious and shy, stands to fight a predatory coyote for the territory of his backyard. As the story unfolds and by virtue of his courage, readers witness Kodiak as he becomes not only defender of his yard, but protector of its many rabbits, squirrels, and chipmunks. Not only the pride of his human family, but in a deep, true sense... himself. This is a classic coming-of-age story... with a drumbeat for action... told from multiple perspectives... using powerful narrative devices borrowed from poetry. Kodiak is a story of conflict and honor pursued to the point of physical combat. In its final, climactic pages the young dog's purpose in life is made suddenly and completely clear. Readers can expect of this middle grade novel in verse... the high stakes of a cliffhanger of a dog story... one of some complexity... told with clarity in fewer than 17,000 words... words that accelerate toward a conclusion at once inevitable and which comes as a complete surprise. Kodiak is published with 23 illustrations by Vera Kulikov.

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Author:   Ryan Petty
Publisher:   Provision House
Imprint:   Provision House
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.40cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.363kg
ISBN:  

9780935446104


ISBN 10:   0935446109
Pages:   268
Publication Date:   15 October 2021
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Kodiak & The Un-Hunted Place is an impressively original, inherently entertaining, deftly crafted, charmingly illustrated, thoughtful and thought-provoking novel-in-verse that is especially and unreservedly recommended for family, ... school, and community library collections.... (Children's Bookwatch, December 2021)


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Ryan Petty lives in a ferryboat town near Seattle with his wife Melissa and the ghost of their Alaskan Malamute--Kodiak.He studied creative writing at Princeton under Jerzy Kosinski and Anthony Burgess and was, for a decade thereafter, the proprietor of Austin, Texas-based Cold Mountain Press, publisher of signed, limited editions in poetry and fiction.Ryan writes novels in verse; historical fiction; and books for children. As this book goes to press, he's working with illustrator Vera Kulikov on his first children's picture book-a story that isn't about Elves.

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