Woods Runner

By Paulsen, Gary

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Samuel, 13, spends his days in the forest, hunting for food for his family. He has grown up on the frontier of a British colony, America. Far from any town, or news of the war against the King that American patriots have begun near Boston.But the war comes to them. British soldiers and Iroquois attack. Samuel’s parents are taken away, prisoners. Samuel follows, hiding, moving silently, determined to find a way to rescue them. Each day he confronts the enemy, and the tragedy and horror of this war. But he also discovers allies, men and women working secretly for the patriot cause. And he learns that he must go deep into enemy territory to find his parents: all the way to the British headquarters, New York City.From the Hardcover edition.

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978-0-38590-751-4
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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2010

Gr 6-9 Samuel, 13, lives in the British colony of Pennsylvania. He spends his days exploring and hunting in the woods far from civilization. His father wants to live a quiet life learning to use tools and build a house, while his mother tries to get the garden to grow. There are rumors that American patriots have begun a bloody war against the English but news takes weeks to arrive and the fighting seems far away from the peaceful frontier. Suddenly, the war comes to Samuel. While he ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on February 9, 2010

- In this gripping, urgent sojourn through the backwoods of northeast America, Gary Paulsen deftly combines historical fiction with a coming-of-age survival tale. - Samuel is a uniquely resourc...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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