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In a memoir, author Gary Paulsen tells tof his intimate relationship with Minnesota’s north woods and the dog team he trained for the Iditarod dogsled race. Woodsong has ratings and reviews. Autumn said: Gary Paulsen, three-time Newbery Honor author, is no stranger to adventure. He has flown off the. Woodsong is a book of memoirs by Gary Paulsen. The first half consists of Paulsen’s early experiences running sled dogs in Minnesota and then in Alaska, and.

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He loved everyone of his dogs like they were his kids. To ask other readers questions about Woodsongplease sign up.

Each week, our editors select the one author gry one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. The beginning of the book started out when the author, Gary Paulsen, encountered a wolf pack chasing a doe. Paulsen is the wooesong student in Woodsongobserving the strange, fearsome beauty of nature and adapting to his own minor role in its vast circle of life.

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Most of the stories that the author told were from where he trained in Minnesota. Characterization- Gary Paulsen is the main character. It reminded me of a book I read in elementary school but I forgot the name. Not only that, but the comparisons were to a diverse array of accomplished writers, indicating a versatility perhaps unequalled among his contemporaries. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By the end of the book he realized he barely knew anything about it and how it works.


I give this book a five star rating. I give this book a 3 out of 5 rating because of it being very uninteresting at most times and its lack of keeping my attention span. The day had come where the race was to begin.


You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The blood horrifies Paulsen, but to Storm it’s nothing, certainly no reason to abandon his sled team to do all the work while he rests.

He loves his dogs so much and is very close with them. He learns to treat animals with more respect. I do not recommend this book for any type of pleasure reading. If you like adventure, Alaska, and the great outdoors then this book is definitely for you.

He is very compassionate to animals and the wild. Sep 20, Hunter rated it really liked it.

He had spent almost his entire life either in the woods or on the sea. This played a large role, because this is what Paulsen trained for throughout the whole book. After the government issues a bounty on beavers to help control their destructive population, Paulsen establishes a trapline route across a fifty mile radius near his home, and begins raising dogs to pull his sled through the snowy land so he can regularly check his beaver traps.

He said the true meaning was to hunt for the meat a person absolutely needed to survive. The story focuses mainly on the hardships he faces during the race. Woodsong is as offbeat a novel as any penned by Gary Paulsen, intended for kids and teens yet featuring a protagonist in his late thirties and older. I will never forget that!


Return to Book Page. The second half is a day-by-day account of his first attempt at the woodsonv Iditarod dog-sled race acr Snapshot: This is real wilderness eat-or-be-eaten, and Paulsen is sickened by it. The Iditarod had many checkpoints in towns or landmarks.

WOODSONG by Gary Paulsen | Kirkus Reviews

If you love the outdoors and outdoor writing, give this a try. He thinks woodson someone real not some other book I’ve read before. After one such occurrence when the tenacity and allegiance of a sled dog named Obeah was the only reason Paulsen lived, he began seeing the advantages dogs have over humans, gxry their closeness as a pack that people have largely eschewed in favor of independence.

If I were the author, I would have included more details to give the reader more of an image of what is happening. Hardcover and Paperback Woorsong Editions. But does the predatory human differ from the wolf chasing down deer and ripping them to bloody bits in the wild, caring only to satiate the natural craving within their own breasts?