Book Reviews of Woodsong

Author: Gary Paulsen
ISBN-13: 9780590450522
ISBN-10: 0590450522
Publication Date: 9/1991
Pages: 132
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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A man thought that because he was a hunter and trapper, he knew everything about the outdoors. But through the animals he encountered and the sled dogs he trained and raced, he discovers he knows very little...

Ages 10 on up or so.
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Very interesting book about the experiences of a dog sledder (is that a word?). From the same author of "The Hatchet"
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My son read alot of Paulsen books and really enjoyed this series
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I found this book on the "recommended" shelf at the library and read it as an adult without kids at home. This is a "string of pearls" non-fiction book about how the author started dog-sledding, the dogs he trained, and his experience running the Iditarod. Part Jack London and part Annie Dillard he describes his environment with both the eye of the naturalist and a love of wild places -- both in the heart and in nature.

What makes this a children's book is simply the short length and the absence of adult topics like alcohol and sex. There's plenty of wonder, suspense, and heartbreak here for readers of any age to enjoy.
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I thought this was a very good book. It included all kinds of ancedotes about animals with which the author interacted, from his dogs and hens to "wild" deer and moose. A quick read, made for preteens and teens, I recommend it for all ages.