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Woods Runner
 
 
Author
Gary Paulsen.
Publisher Ember  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
ISBN 9780375859083
Pages/Publication Date 164/2011
Daedalus Item Code 24123
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Thirteen-year-old Samuel spends his days in the forest, hunting to help feed his family on the far frontier of colonial America, away from any town or the war against the King that American patriots have begun near Boston. But the war comes to them anyway, in this gripping historical fiction for readers 11 to 14 from three-time Newbery Honoree Gary Paulsen. British soldiers and Iroquois attack, and Samuel's parents are taken as prisoners. Samuel follows, moving silently, determined to find a way to rescue them before they are taken to New York City, and also discovering allies along the way.

"Steering his narrative through an unsentimentalized and deglorified depiction of the American Revolution, Paulsen's latest work of historical fiction provides a stark glimpse of just how awful the war really was for those who suffered through it.... Soon after word arrives of the uprising in Concord and Lexington, Samuel returns home from a jaunt in the forest to find his home burned down, the neighbors slaughtered, and his parents missing. Samuel tracks his captured parents through the countryside to British-held New York, encountering scalping bands of Iroquois, pillaging squads of mercenary Hessians, and a few hardy, helpful rebels along the way. Paulsen alternates chapters of Samuel's story with historical notes that illuminate the sobering realities of the Revolution and add some context not found in most history books. Paulsen's rewarding and fast-paced novel offers an honest assessment of heroism writ both small and large."Booklist

 
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