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Ivan and the Dogs Hattie Naylor

Ivan and the Dogs By Hattie Naylor

Ivan and the Dogs by Hattie Naylor

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The astonishing true story of Ivan Mishukov, who wandered from his home at the age of four and spent two years on the streets of Moscow, living among the abandoned and feral dogs of a hungry, impoverished city.

Ivan and the Dogs Summary

Ivan and the Dogs by Hattie Naylor

'All the money went and there was nothing to buy food with. So Mothers and Fathers tried to find things they could get rid of, things that ate, things that drank or things that needed to be kept warm. The dogs went first.' Ivan and the Dogs is based on the extraordinary true story of Ivan Mishukov, who walked out of his Moscow apartment at the age of four and spent two years living on the city streets where he was adopted by a pack of wild dogs. In the recession-ravaged city, the human world is dominated by deprivation and violence. When social breakdown from extremes of impoverishment, cruelty and selfishness starts to set in, a homeless child's only hope is to turn to feral dogs for company, protection and warmth. This spellbinding story of survival and need conjures the streets of Moscow in the 1990s through the eyes of a child. With innocence and fear, Ivan's perceptions of the world are beautifully described, from the acute awareness of hunger and fear, to the innocent understanding of chemical abuse in the 'empty eyes' of children and the ridiculed 'Bombzi'.

Ivan and the Dogs Reviews

'Hattie Naylor's stark, bleak play feels like a fairytale. Its language and rhythms have the steady simplicity of a child's speech' Maddy Costa, Guardian, 21.10.10 'Hattie Naylor's writing beautifully conveys the incredible way the boy and dogs connected to each other' Daisy Bowie-Sell, Daily Telegraph, 23.10.10

About Hattie Naylor

Hattie Naylor has won several national and international awards for her plays and has had a number of her stories broadcast on Radio 4, including Mathilde, Solaris, J'Accuse and The Making of Ivan the Terrible. Theatre and opera work include Mother Savage for Travelling Light, the opera Odysseus Unwound for Tete a Tete, and The Nutcracker for Theatre Royal Bath. She also teaches scriptwriting on the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

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Ivan and the Dogs by Hattie Naylor
Used - Very Good
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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