Woods Runner (Hardcover)

Author: Paulsen, Gary

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From his 1776 Pennsylvania homestead, thirteen-year-old Samuel, who is a highly-skilled woodsman, sets out toward New York City to rescue his parents from the band of British soldiers and Indians who kidnapped them after slaughtering most of their community. Includes historical notes.


Publisher Random House Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780385907514
SKU 211284391
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0385907516
Release Date 1/12/2010
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Author Info
Gary Paulsen
Gary Paulsen is the author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, including three Newbery Honor Books.
"Paulsen fortifies this illuminating and gripping story with interspersed historical sections that offer details about frontier life and the war (such as technology, alliances, and other period information), helping place Sam's struggles in context. "
"Though no sources are provided for the nonfiction elements, the effective pairing of fiction and nonfiction makes this a superb reflection on the nature of war."
"Paulsen's talent for scene-setting, especially in exciting wilderness drama, is paired here with a vivid story of the American Revolution....The story is instantly involving..."
From the Publisher
Annotation Set in the midst of the American Revolution, this fascinating and harrowing story follows 13-year-old Samuel as he faces the challenge of his young life. A hunter known as a "woods runner," Samuel provides for his family in the small Pennsylvania settlement they live in. On returning home after time in the forest, Samuel finds everything burned to the ground, with no evidence of his family. Setting off to find them, he runs into trouble of all kinds as he searches for the British soldiers responsible.
Editors Note Hunting for food to support his family on the frontier of an American colony far from the hostilities of the Revolutionary War, 13-year-old Samuel is astonished when his parents are arrested by soldiers, a situation that forces him to make his way to the British headquarters in New York City. By the author of Mudshark.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 11
Number of Pages 0164
Publisher Wendy Lamb Books
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