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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My favorite part was when his dog was bleeding gout of the rear and he didn’t know. The chapter about his beloved dog who could not turn east when he died was just heartbreaking. And I can’t wait to read the author’s other books. It was a long run and a very interesting one with all of the stress of running a team and keeping a sane mind set at the same time. He thinks like someone real not some other book I’ve read before.

I like animals myself, and I liked the book the more I read it.

WOODSONG by Gary Paulsen | Kirkus Reviews

Characterization Gary Paulsen loves the outdoors and the wilderness. Gary does not explain the chaos and it makes you wonder what it is. The incidents he recounts are marvelous. Gary had traveled to many different places. It was very cold where Paulsen was and winds blew hard at times. Hallucinations started to occur to him occasionally. The weather caused major adversity gaary the main character throughout the entire story.

Paulwen actually wrote back to me with a hand-signed, personal letter. I enjoyed reading this book, because it was something different for me. We fear blood; we fear hurt, worry, sadness, and grief so much, keeping it as far away as possible, dashing to the other side of the street to avoid it, fleeing when we think we see its approach, that we sometimes forget to live life without regret.

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He finally decided that he wanted to run a team in the Iditarod. The title of my book is Woodsong. Also this is realistic fiction because the time period is modern day. The book is a great book it catches the eye of all types paulsdn readers. This is very good, but in some ways, a challenging read for what appears to be a children’s book. Paulsen stops his dog team to stare at the savagery of the massacre, gorily described in the rawness of bloody battle, the paulwen of flesh and entrails and vital organs with carnivorous teeth.

I would give this book a 2. You always want to keep reading and find out what will happen because you are always so engaged in the book. He wanted to get to know the wilderness better so he decides to run the Iditarod. The dogs are very caring towards Gary Paulsen and help him out whenever they can. Throughout the book the garg gets off topic and unrelated to the main plot. This pwulsen a very good example of nature because just like in the book, the wolves have to eat so they go after anything living.

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He needed his dogs and his sled, that’s it. The Bear could have easily killed him. One of these obstacles was when he had to cross a large patch of ice.

He tried to put him in the sled but the dog just kept on jumping out.

Gary talks about how Storm could tell everything that he needed to know, and more. Woodsong Review In the book Woodsong by Gary Paulsen, he is the main character and a dog sled leader in the Iditarod race. The man riding the back of the sled has a crucial job, but he’s hardly leader of the pack; that’s the head dog’s job, studiously evaluating the landscape and electing where to go based equally on instinct and intelligence, not the commands of a human musher with a dubious sense of direction.

Must redeem within 90 days. Love the stories where the dog’s save his life by how they do and do not follow his lead in order to save their own lives too. Be the first to discover new talent! Apr 19, Basketball rated it it was ok.


He was basically the only human character in the book. I never thought I would like this book, but once I got into it I couldn’t stop.

Setting; The main setting of this book was in Minnesota in the woods. He set up a tent and tried making a fire. He is a writer and does dog sledding. I love his writing style and the subjects of working with sled dogs, living in Alaska and other places out in the country where you make what you need to survive. The doe ran onto the ice and fell through. Gary Paulsen went on many d Personal Response: Paulsen and his wife, Ruth Wright Paulsen, an artist who has illustrated several of his books, divide their time between a home in New Mexico and a boat in the Pacific.

I wasn’t into reading until I started to read this book and others by Gary Paulsen.

Wolves are wolves, predators knowing only the drive to kill and eat, kill and eat however possible, with no concern for their prey or if their technique in bringing the creature down looks pretty.

He is very compassionate to animals and the wild. I think part of the reason that it wasn’t my favorite book was because the main person didn’t believe in the same things I do. He lives in the woods with his wife and son and faces many challenges that can cause injury or fatality. The Iditarod is a very hard grueling course that is 1, miles long. Certain of his experiences made me cringe a bit, and I marveled at his courage and stamina in situations I certainly wouldn’t have known how to handle–no wonder “Hatchet” and “The Transall Saga” feel so realistic!