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Subject: Winterdance by Gary Paulsen
Date Posted: 11/10/2008 9:56 AM ET
Member Since: 8/20/2006
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I'm about half way through Winterdance and thoroughly enjoying it! An excellent adventure story with wonderful, self-deprecating humor, excitement, and some sadness. There seems to be a lot of heart and soul in this book.

I'm sure others have read it. What did you think?


Date Posted: 11/16/2008 4:55 PM ET
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Oh, Sheila, why don't you bring this up to the Memoir thread in Hidden Gems.  I think most of us there forget this place is here.  There was a lot of talk in other threads about this book, and this is why I got it, and there it sits on my TBR.  This book was one of Lester's favorites...

Date Posted: 12/20/2008 12:22 PM ET
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Is Winterdance the book where Paulsen describes his practice runs on dry land with the dogs?  I don't remember laughing so hard at any other description anywhere!!  Fabulous book.

I used to have my 7th grade language arts class read Woodsong, which might be a condensed version of  Winterdance.  It, too, is positively enchanting in the telling  of the mysterious events that occurred during Pausen's Iditarod run.

As many times as I've read it I keep a copy for future reading.  It gets ***** (that's 5 stars) from me!

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Subject: Gary Paulson
Date Posted: 12/23/2008 4:49 AM ET
Member Since: 10/10/2008
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My daughter loves Gary Paulson's books about dogs. She loved Woodsong and Dogsong(I think is the other title). I will have to tell her about this one.

Date Posted: 12/23/2008 10:53 AM ET
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Yes, Cindy, same book!