Yellow Dog

Miriam Korner (Author)


"Körner hits the mark exploring the passions of a young boy and his relationships... Heartwarming and optimistic." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Körner, a Saskatchewan resident and sled dog owner, vividly portrays life in the Canadian north, including a shocking scene with a stray dog, and seeds the novel with authentic dog team culture and history. VERDICT Hand this touching coming-of-age adventure to fans of Gary Paulsen's Hatchet." -- School Library Journal

Jeremy lives in a small community where winters are long and stray dogs roam the streets. When peer pressure leads Jeremy into a bad prank, he is immediately struck with guilt -- and that's when his life changes forever. Trying to make amends, Jeremy befriends Yellow Dog and in the process meets a curious old man who introduces him to the adventures of dog sledding. Soon Jeremy is forming his own old-time dog team that includes Yellow Dog and in the process, discovers more about himself -- and the old man -- than he ever thought possible.

A Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Awards nominee for 2018

On CCBC's Best Books for Kids and Teens starred selection

A VOYA Magazine Top Shelf Fiction Award Winner for 2017

Product Details

Red Deer Press
Publish Date
October 26, 2016
5.23 X 7.3 X 0.71 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Miriam Korner originally from Germany, is a writer, photographer, illustrator and wilderness guide. She lives in a small cabin surrounded by her sled dogs near La Ronge, Saskatchewan. When she is not exploring the vast wilderness of Canada's Far North by dog team or canoe Miriam writes about her adventures for Mushing, West, Up Here, Outpost, Prairies North, and other magazines. Yellow Dog is her first novel for young adults and was a finalist in the Writing for Children Competition.