Book Reviews of The Winter Room

The Winter Room
The Winter Room
Author: Gary Paulsen
ISBN-13: 9780440227830
ISBN-10: 0440227836
Publication Date: 11/10/1998
Pages: 112
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Book Type: Paperback
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Paulsen write great stories for boys!
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This is a very real book about life in rural America in the early part of the 20th century. It does not shy away from the realities of farming animals for food, not pets, the hardships of depending on Mother Nature's whims, the physical labor, and all the sights, sounds, smells, and at times, harshness of early farm life. To me, it is more "living history", than a cozy story. The sections added at the end about farming in America, story telling and traditions, children's interests at that time, all help today's child, so far removed from rural life back then, understand how different our lives are now. Very sensitive children may find it "too real."
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Did not enjoy this book. other Gary Paulsen books are much better.
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The winter room is a special place where the family gathers on icy winter nights to hear Uncle David's tales of superheroes.

But one night, he tells the story of "The Woodcutter" and what happens next is terrible...and wonderful.

Ages 10 on up or so.
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This book tells of growing up on a farm sometime in the early 1900s. Spring is sloppy with the melting slop of winter thawing behind the barn. Summer is never ending work, unless you're young enough to go to town with pa and get penny candy. Fall is going to the lake but it is also the slaughter. Winter is spent around the fire with family. Very descriptive. Good perspective.