My Life in Dog Years Essay & Project Ideas

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1. Who was Jack London? What dog stories did he write? Were any like those in My Life in Dog Years? Why would Paulsen refer to him?

2. Who is White Fang? From what book? Write a book report on it.

3. Who were pin setters? Where did they work? What were their jobs? What were they paid? In what years were pin setters needed?

4. Paulsen mentions "Border collie field trials." What are these? Who competes in them? What are the rules? Where are they held?

5. For a time Paulsen has the companionship of Ike, a dog trained for duck hunting. What sorts of dogs are good for duck hunting? How are they trained?

How do a dog and a duck hunter work together?

6. Paulsen says that he could not walk around without treading on spent cartridges and other relics of the war when he was a child...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
My Life in Dog Years from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.