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Woods Runner

Format:  Paperback,

164 pages

Publisher: Random House Childrens Books

Publish Date: Jan 2011

ISBN-13: 9780375859083

ISBN-10: 037585908X

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Samuel, 13, spends his days in the forest, hunting for food for his family. He has grown up on the frontier of a British colony, America. Far from any town, or news of the war against the King that American patriots have begun near Boston.
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. Each day he confronts the enemy, and the tragedy and horror of this war. But he also discovers allies, men and women working secretly for the patriot cause. And he learns that he must go deep into enemy territory to find his parents: all the way to the British headquarters, New York City.

"From the Hardcover edition."

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Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Publish Date: Jan 2011
ISBN-13: 9780375859083
ISBN-10: 037585908X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 164
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.35
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.5

About the author

Biography of Paulsen, Gary

Gary Paulsen was born on May 17, 1939 in Minnesota. During the first few years of his life, his father was stationed in Europe during World War II and his mother worked in a factory. Paulsen was raised by his grandmother and aunts. He lived overseas after the war in the Phillippines between 1946-49. Ever since he was fifteen, he worked many jobs to support himself. He attended Bemidji College, in Minnesota, paying his tuition by being a trapper.

He also spent some time in the army. He decided one day to try writing and tried to become a magazine editor. He spent nearly a year as an associate magazine editor on a magazine for men in Hollywood, California. He published his first book, "Special War", in 1966 and had published nearly forty books and several articles and short stories during his early years. He went back to school in 1972, attending the University of Colorado, but his career was interrupted by a lawsuit in 1977 over "Winterkill". In 1990, he suffered a mild heart attack, which did not hinder his writing at all.

Some of Paulsen's most well-known books are the Hatchet series, although he has published many other popular novels including Dogsong, Harris and Me, and The Winter Room, which won the Newbery Honor. Woodsong and Winterdance are among the most popular books about the Iditarod. Paulsen was the recipient of the 1997 Margaret A. Edwards Award for his lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.

Awards and Recognitions

  • West Virginia Children's Choice Book Award, 2011 - 2012 (United States)
  • Sunshine State Young Reader's Book Award, 2011 - 2012 (United States)
  • Volunteer State Book Award, 2012 - 2013 (United States)
  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, 2010 - 2011 (United States)
  • Maud Hart Lovelace Award, 2012 - 2013 (United States)
  • SCASL Book Award (South Carolina), 2012 - 2013 (United States)
  • PEN Center USA West Literary Awards, 2011 (United States)
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award, 2012 (United States)
  • Iowa Teen Award, 2011 - 2012 (United States)

Book description

Samuel, 13, spends his days in the forest, hunting for food for his family. He has grown up on the frontier of a British colony, America. Far from any town, or news of the war against the King that American patriots have begun near Boston.

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. Each day he confronts the enemy, and the tragedy and horror of this war. But he also discovers allies, men and women working secretly for the patriot cause. And he learns that he must go deep into enemy territory to find his parents: all the way to the British headquarters, New York City.

From the Hardcover edition.

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