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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I can really picture what is happened in the book, and I liked reading a book that showed this. This article about a non-fiction book related to sports is a soodsong.

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I wouldn’t rank it ahead of either winner, but surely it earned a Newbery Honor spot of its own. Personal Response I gave this book a five out of five. The descriptions of the cold were so chilling and unsettling that I had to turn this off a couple of times, but the honest tone about the brutal palusen of dogsledding made it all worthwhile.

Characterization Gary Paulsen loves the outdoors and the wilderness. And I can’t wait to read the author’s other books. The book is divided in half, the first section filled with stories of experiencing the wild through various animal encounters.

I loved how Paulsen described a portion of his life through turning-points that he experienced while spending time with the natural world. Not only that, but the comparisons were to a diverse array of accomplished writers, indicating a versatility perhaps unequalled among his contemporaries.

It has lots of outdoors and nature features in the book. 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. Woodsong is a book of memoirs by Gary Paulsen. The weather caused major adversity for the main character throughout the entire story.


I think it is fun to think through what I would do if this had happen to me. That would not be good for younger kids. Their example instilled within Paulsen the indomitable spirit of canine nature, a rare gift impossible to develop apart from kinship with the animals in the intimacy of their pack. His wife was waiting for him at the end of the race to congratulate him. He had seen a doe being ripped apart by wolves having him see nature wodosong a new way.


View all woodsonh comments. I made wooodsong connection to the movie The Gray, where there is a party of oil-men whose plane crashes and they have to find a way to escape a pack of hungry wolves.

Add to Cart Add to Cart. There are also some gorey parts that young readers would not want to read. Pretty good book about sled dogs and trapping, as a lot of detail in the scenes so far I like the way the main character thinks.

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. Is it fair to deem such a person worthless or wicked and condemn them to incarceration or death if all they’re doing is being themselves, wolves who don’t know they’re wolves and couldn’t do anything to change it even if they were aware?

At times he would hallucinate that there was a man riding in his sled talking to him.

The Bear could have easily killed him. Eventually, he realized that trapping was not for him, and became a musher for a dog sled team. The genre of this book is realistic fiction.

Who can slaughter a creature who laughs and understands and has a sense of irony? Many other people feel this way as well. He and his sled dog team, grew closer and wiser together through out their journey in the Iditarod. There was likeness drawn to the legendary Jack London, whose prolific output and sensitivity to the natural world’s underlying wisdom was on a similar level as Gary Paulsen’s. Woocsong Paulsen, that was the last straw when it came to trapping.

In the book Paulseen, the author Gary Paulson is writing about his adventure during the Iditarod with his sled dogs. He introduces Cookie and Storm. He learned many lessons from his dogs and just by being in the outdoors a lot.


Moving a team of hulking sled dogs hundreds of miles a night in temperatures dipping as low as minus forty, fifty, or sixty degrees is dangerous, but if his dogs were up to the task than he could do it, too. One example is the time he saw an imaginary eskimo helping him. And the dogs could teach me. I give this book a 3 out of 5 rating because of it being very uninteresting at most times and its lack of keeping my attention span.

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Most of them were in Alaska and Canada. Gary was very smart and could pick up on what things were saying to him, even if they couldn’t talk. I think pxulsen should read it even if you don’t like outdoors because I think at least the first four chapters will get to you.

Apr 19, Jackson Melton rated it really liked it. Miles from home and bleeding rectally at an alarming rate, Storm ignores his own internal wound and refuses to be pampered while the rest of the dogs run, frantically resisting Paulsen’s attempts to take him onto the sled and tend to his bleeding.

He wrote Woodsong at the peak of his career, and it clearly shows. The second half, deals with some of the highlights of the race, which he completely expands in his next book. Paulsen had a seventeen day sled dog race. Must redeem within 90 days.

It made me realize how hard the unusual hobby can be. At first he thought he knew pulsen lot about nature and what happens in it. The other main point was what he learned from his dogs.