This book is about the inspirational journey of Vinnie, a Vizsla hound who lives in the snowy wastes of Siberia with his pack, who are cared for by a band of roaming Cossack horsemen. Vinnie grows from being an arrogant youngster into becoming the Alpha dog, winning the right to lead the pack. He learns about respect and responsibility, along with compassion for his defeated rival. Between them they develop an enduring friendship that helps the entire pack survive in the harsh Russian climate. Vinnie also forms a close bond with the chief Cossack, who sees himself as a leader of a family that encompasses all the wild animals of the Taiga Forest.
Vinnnie’s Odyssey is sure to appeal to all animal lovers, both young and old. It will make you gasp, laugh and sometimes even cry. It is a journey that takes you to places filled with jagged coldness and yet deep emotional warmth.