Woods Runner

By Paulsen, Gary

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ISBN
978-0-38573-884-2 978-0-38590-751-4
Publisher
Lamb Random


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2010

Gr 6-9 Samuel, 13, lives in the British colony of Pennsylvania. He spends his days exploring and hunting in the woods far from civilization. His father wants to live a quiet life learning to use tools and build a house, while his mother tries to get the garden to grow. There are rumors that American patriots have begun a bloody war against the English but news takes weeks to arrive and the fighting seems far away from the peaceful frontier. Suddenly, the war comes to Samuel. While he ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2010

Samuel, thirteen, finds the tracking, hunting, and survival skills he's learned in the deep forest put to new use when the events of the once-distant Revolution reach his family's western Pennsylvania homestead. By using a setting far removed from those more frequently used for historical fiction about 1776 (Boston, Philadelphia, etc.), Paulsen gets to deploy his consi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

Samuel, thirteen, finds the survival skills he's learned in the deep forest put to new use when the Revolution reaches his family's western ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on April 1, 2010

In this gripping, urgent sojourn through the backwoods of northeast America, Gary Paulsen deftly combines historical fiction with a coming-of-age survival tale. Samuel is a uniquely resourcef...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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