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. Whensocial breakdown fromextremes of impoverishment, cruelty and selfishness starts to set in, a homelesschildsonly hope is to turn to feraldogs for company, protection and warmth. This spellbinding story of survival and need conjuresthe streets of Moscow in the 1990s through the eyes of a child.With innocence and fear, Ivans 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.