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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His wife was waiting for him at the end of the race to congratulate him. Setting It takes place in Minnesota and Alaska. The leader of the pack and my favorite character would have to be Storm the fearless sled dog. Thematic- The lesson Gary wants reader’s to understand is never taking life for granted. I still believe that women would enjoy this book. I believe every student can take something from this book, as it taps into their thirst for exploration and adventure.

People who love and understand animals would like this book. By the end of the book he realized he barely knew anything about it and how it works.

Characterization- Gary Paulsen is the main character.

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There is a very unique way the author writes the book. This book is about his life and the ups and down’s that he encountered. Running trap-lines, paulsdn with bear wokdsong moose and his bountiful love and admiration of his trusty dogs. I give this book a five star rating. Paulsen and his wooodsong, 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.


Price may vary by retailer. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the wilderness and the animals in, and around it. They taught him a lot of lessons of life and how things are different Personal Response I gave this book a five out of five. Everyday, Gary and his sled dogs would go on big loops around the Alaskan owodsong country. What’s the problem in this book it looks interesting but I just want to see what’s it usually gonna be about.

Throughout the book, he learned that nature had a course that he could not control. The author used these unique ways of writing to help the reader stay interested. Gary Paulsen talks about his life. You’re always wondering what gayr happen or if the author will be ok. Gary tells that the reason why he breaks the running of the Iditarod down into days is because it is how he remembers it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

He has written over books for adults and young readers. May 16, Ronny rated it it was woodsojg. When the book begins he is a man living with a wife, and a son in a small house in northern Minnesota. The dogs make Gary go deep in thought and really think about things. Listened to it on audiobook read by the author and it was great.


Gary also gets hurt a lot because of simple mistakes. The chapter about his beloved dog who gay not turn east when he died was just heartbreaking. He’s a children’s author, but I can’t decide what to make of this book because although it is appears to be like a children’s book or, like his other books, I should sayand a sixth grader could read it, some of the things he write about are so upsetting, and so dark, that I personally think it would be hard for a younger child to read and process.

The front cover and plot synopsis of Woodsong indicate it’s the story of Paulsen’s first Iditarod, but it’s more about his early dog-sledding years, raising his team from pups and growing in his own understanding of why they run and the role he plays on the team.


I really enjoyed this book as I do just about every book by Gary Paulsen. May 16, Collin Jorgensen rated it it was amazing. Apr 19, Chris F rated it it was amazing. During the race, Gary experiences a unique feeling when he is running with his dogs.

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Paperbackpages. He lives in the woods with his wife and son and faces many challenges that can cause injury or fatality. I think this book would be great for anyone that is age 12 or older. He has flown off the back bary a paulesn and down a frozen waterfall to near disaster, and waited for a giant bear to seal his fate with one slap of a claw. The book is divided in half, the first section filled with stories of experiencing the wild through various animal encounters.

Paulsen is the sink-or-swim student in Woodsongobserving the strange, fearsome beauty of nature and adapting to his own minor role in its vast circle of life.

View all 5 comments. He got a job from the state as a trapper, and he caught a few beaver once in awhile. The theme of this book is that you can learn pualsen animals and the wilderness.

Jul 05, Maggie rated it really liked it. He lived with his wife in his ranch house for many years to come. Thirsty for adventure but with no idea how to quench it?

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Mar 29, Autumn rated it really liked it. Apr 19, Jackson Melton rated it really liked it. This book is amazing because there Outdoorsy, brave, and determined are all words I would use to describe the main character, Gary Paulsen in Woodsong.