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Woods Runner (Paperback)

Author:  Gary Paulsen
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 037585908X
ISBN-13: 9780375859083
Sku: 216794959
Publish Date: 1/11/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.5T
Pages:  164
Age Range:  15 to 19
Samuel, 13, has grown up on the frontier of a British colony, America, far away from any news of the war. But the war comes to them. British soldiers and Iroquois attack. Samuel''s parents are taken away, prisoners. Samuel follows, hiding, moving silently, determined to find a way to rescue them.
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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.
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.
Author Bio
Gary Paulsen
Gary Paulsen is the author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, including three Newbery Honor Books.


"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..." - Julie Just 02/14/2010

"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." 01/01/2010

"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. " 12/21/2009

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   11
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0164
Product attributePublisher:   Wendy Lamb Books
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