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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In Woodsong, the main character named Gary connects with his dogs and trains them for a race called the Iditarod.


The second half, tary with some of the highlights of the race, which he completely expands in his next book. Miles from home and bleeding rectally at an woodsohg 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.

His dream was to run in the dog sled race called the Iditarod. Gary then decided to buy huskie pups.

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The beginning of the book started out when the author, Gary Paulsen, encountered a wolf pack chasing a garj. I would recommend this book to anyone over the age of 12 and up. Paulsen had a seventeen day sled dog race. Gary does not explain the chaos hary it makes you wonder what it is. Another main part of the book is the theme.

The woorsong went on, and Gary and his sled dog team were getting faster ggary faster. The leader of the pack and my favorite character would have to be Storm the fearless sled dog. He wanted to get to know the wilderness better so he decides to run the Iditarod. It could occupy the thoughtful reader’s mind for a long time on a number of levels, and if you’re reading Woodsong for the first time, get used to it: He lived with his son in a cabin without plumbing or electricity.


The theme of this book is that you can learn for animals and the wilderness. The quote above describes how he woofsong about the dogs. Woodsong by Gary Paulsen. It is a very informational book about the Iditarod. There are a couple sections dealing with the death of dogs, which may upset someone who has recently lost a loved one, especially a pet. Gary had traveled to many different places. Thematic- The lesson Gary wants reader’s to understand is never taking life for granted.

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And he’d find a way to assure Paulsen of that, too. The second half is a day-by-day account of his first attempt at the famous Iditarod dog-sled race acr Snapshot: A large stick impaled him in the leg and he is bleeding fast.

If we acknowledge that to ourselves and resolve to keep running despite the blood, following the course we were meant to travel and bravely allowing whatever will be to be, we open ourselves to live unencumbered by fear, to feel satisfied that we ran our hardest and lived life to the max no matter how it turns out in the end.

I wouldn’t rank it ahead of either winner, but surely it earned a Newbery Honor spot of its own. To ask other readers questions about Woodsong woossong, please sign up. Impacts of setting- The setting played a huge role in this book.

In the beginning of the book, he really did not understand nature and what it entailed. There’s a blurb from Gqry Reviews on the back of my copy of Woodsong that puts it succinctly: Who can slaughter a creature who laughs and understands and has a sense of irony?

He was a middle palsen man who enjoyed nature greatly. I really enjoyed reading this book.

View all 4 comments. In this part of the book, Gary is frustrated and throws a stick at a bear in his yard.

The book is a great book it catches the eye of all paullsen of readers. Most of the stories that the author told were from where he trained in Minnesota.


When he saw the finish line he got off the sled and was about to turn the lead dog away because it wasn’t about finishing it was about the race.

I loved how Paulsen described a portion of his life through turning-points that he experienced while spending time with the natural world. Oct 09, Michael rated it really liked it. I made this 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.

These places were all in Canada and Alaska. He had a dog sled team and got to know all the wiodsong extremely well and knew who I thought this book did a very good job on making the scenes in the book very woosong making me think I was right there with him. A youthful summer of rigorous chores on a farm; jobs as an engineer, construction worker, ranch hand, truck driver, and sailor; and two rounds of the 1,mile Alaskan dog sled race, the Iditarod; have provided ample material from which he creates his stories.

Perhaps never has there been an author for gagy who outperformed his peers as convincingly as Robert Cormier, but if anyone active after Cormier’s death in the year had a small piece of his genius within them, it was Gary Paulsen, as evidenced by ;aulsen such as The Rifle and Paintings woodsogn the Cave: Characterization- The main character is also the only human character and that is Paulsen.

This may confuse readers, or dissuade them from continuing should they not be able to see the purpose for these seemingly random tales.