Wood Song

Wood Song For use in schools and libraries only For a rugged outdoor man and his family life in northern Minnesota is a wild experience involving wolves deer and the sled dogs that make their way of life pos

  • Title: Wood Song
  • Author: Gary Paulsen
  • ISBN: 9780590450522
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback
  • For use in schools and libraries only For a rugged outdoor man and his family, life in northern Minnesota is a wild experience involving wolves, deer, and the sled dogs that make their way of life possible.

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    1. This is very good, but in some ways, a challenging read for what appears to be a children s book The first half of the book is a series of short essays Paulsen wrote about training his sled dogs He writes about odd things that happened to him while on runs and in the woods, the brutality of nature and what his dogs taught him Some of the essays, actually, most of them, have one thing or another that was difficult to read He really doesn t shy away from the ugly side of the natural world That s w [...]

    2. At the height of his acclaim in the mid 1980s and into the 90s, three time Newbery Honoree Gary Paulsen was compared to some of the finest names in the history of American children s literature Not only that, but the comparisons were to a diverse array of accomplished writers, indicating a versatility perhaps unequalled among his contemporaries There was likeness drawn to the legendary Jack London, whose prolific output and sensitivity to the natural world s underlying wisdom was on a similar le [...]

    3. Listened to it on audiobook read by the author and it was great Absolutely loved it Paulsen was one of my favorite authors as a child and I am glad to see that my trust in him as an author was well deserved The descriptions of the cold were so chilling and unsettling that I had to turn this off a couple of times, but the honest tone about the brutal world of dogsledding made it all worthwhile I also deeply appreciated the mantra that Paulsen hammers home in this story the I didn t know how littl [...]

    4. I was enchanted by this book about the man behind all of those famous survival stories I loved how Paulsen described a portion of his life through turning points that he experienced while spending time with the natural world Certain of his experiences made me cringe a bit, and I marveled at his courage and stamina in situations I certainly wouldn t have known how to handle no wonder Hatchet and The Transall Saga feel so realistic

    5. Personal I thought Woodsong was a great book I enjoyed the plot of this book Gary Paulsen talks about his life He shows grief and happiness I loved the book overall because the whole time I pictured myself on the sled.Plot The story takes place in northern Minnesota Gary traps and hunts game He uses a dog team to get around in the back country He sometimes stays out all night running his trap line He get s into some predicaments, like falling off a tall ledge and tumbling over a waterfall Charac [...]

    6. I just finished this book and I thought it was ok The reason why I only gave this book three stars was because it was good, but it could have been better I think part of the reason that it wasn t my favorite book was because the main person didn t believe in the same things I do.The main character used to be a big time trapper until he realized the true beauty of nature That is when he started understanding the way animals think compared to humans That is when he got big into running sled dogs H [...]


    7. It s a good book but some of it is very descriptive for littler kids.

    8. Personal ResponseI gave this book a five out of five I really enjoyed reading this book The book was very entertaining with all the stories he told and all the wildlife he talked about All the stories were very interesting.Plot The plot is Gary Paulsen telling stories about sledding dogs and what lessons nature has taught him about life When he first started with the sledding dogs he did not know much about them or nature They taught him a lot of lessons of life and how things are different in t [...]

    9. I recall snagging a copy of Woodsong, shortly after being completely captivated with Paulsen s Winterdance, which chronicled his first time attending the Iditarod, the grueling 1,100 mile dog sled race, through Alaska It is a great, heart pounding memoir.This slim book, was written a few years before In the first half, he gives short, personal essays, on living in the wilds of northern Minnesota Running trap lines, showdowns with bear and moose and his bountiful love and admiration of his trusty [...]

    10. Personal Response I enjoyed reading this book, because it was something different for me I was never into dog sledding in Alaska, but this book caught my attention It made me realize how hard the unusual hobby can be I was impressed with the Iditarod I never really understood how long and hard it was until I read this book It kept me hooked until the end I really liked the last half of the book where each chapter described every brutal day of the Iditarod.Plot Gary Paulsen went on many different [...]

    11. I have read many books of Gary Paulsen and liked every one of them Wood song just had that mood in the way he wrote it that made me just want to keep reading My favorite part was when his dog was bleeding gout of the rear and he didn t know He tried to put him in the sled but the dog just kept on jumping out If you like the outdoors I would recommend you this book I wasn t into reading until I started to read this book and others by Gary Paulsen.

    12. In Woodsong, by Gary Paulson, the story of Gary Paulson s life as a dogsled runner is told The story focuses mainly on the dogs that he would run with, their personalities, stories about running them, and what they taught him about the wilderness When the book begins he is a man living with a wife, and a son in a small house in northern Minnesota They are very poor because his writing career hasn t taken off yet and he has to take other jobs to be able to live Then when the state is having probl [...]

    13. Woodsong Review In the book Woodsong by Gary Paulsen, he is the main character and a dog sled leader in the Iditarod race He loves his dogs so much and is very close with them They fight through the cold and arctic wilderness and go through tough challenges together The dogs teach Gary so much throughout the book They tell him to keep going and to not let things overcome him even if it s hard to do so Nothing will stop Gary and his dogs from giving it their all and not giving up The leader of th [...]

    14. The book is a great book it catches the eye of all types of readers It has very good detail in the plot and the setting along with the entire story line of the book It also shows the bond between man, nature, and animals of all kinds, whether it be wildlife of dogs The book starts off talking about a guy who knew nothing about the woods until it was too late He had spent almost his entire life either in the woods or on the sea At this point and time he doesn t understand why he is killing animal [...]

    15. Personal response I think this book was very cool to show that the man knew nothing about wildlife when he thought he had I did not expect to read about so many of the hallucinations that he encountered I figured that some of the things he had seen were real but turned out not to be I do not like animal cruelty and was happy to see Paulsen changed his views in the first part of this book due to his beloved sled dogs He realized that he could not kill unless it was a necessity Plot Paulsen though [...]

    16. In Woodsong, the main character named Gary connects with his dogs and trains them for a race called the Iditarod He is always in the woods riding with his dogs training them for the big race Gary is always telling wise stories and talking about the mistakes he has made in the past The book is very action packed and always keeps you on your toes wanting to read on Gary has many struggles in the book but always ends up overcoming them with the help of his dogs who are always present in the book Wh [...]

    17. In the book Woodsong, the author Gary Paulson is writing about his adventure during the Iditarod with his sled dogs The story focuses mainly on the hardships he faces during the race The other main point was what he learned from his dogs He learned that he shouldn t trap or hunt living animals any because they deserve to live and since his dogs never hurt humans, so why would he want to kill the animals He wanted to get to know the wilderness better so he decides to run the Iditarod There is a v [...]

    18. Snapshot Thirsty for adventure but with no idea how to quench it Woodsong will only intensify your itch for exploration Known for his award winning adventure filled novels, Gary Paulsen s memoir detailing his dog sledding history may be exciting than his fiction The book is divided in half, the first section filled with stories of experiencing the wild through various animal encounters The second half is a day by day account of his first attempt at the famous Iditarod dog sled race across Alask [...]

    19. Woodsong Review In the book Woodsong, by Gary Paulson, Gary is a competitive musher and competes in races In the first half of the book, Gary tells many exciting stories about him and his dogs along with the intense training they go through together An example is when Gary and his team are training for the Iditarod and when they cut a corner, the sled slipped and Gary went flying off into a gully separating his knee cap Gary s lead dog Storm is always working harder than the other dogs, has a fu [...]

    20. The book Woodsong was about Gary going dogsled racing In the first half of the book Gary tells about some experiences he had out practicing for the Iditarod In one of them he said that when they were going his dogs stopped to look at something To his surprise he got off to look to and what he saw was a deer standing up frozen solid In another one he was going by a lake when all of a sudden a deer jumped over his dogs and chasing it onto the ice were a pack of coyotes The deer fell through the ic [...]

    21. Pretty good book about sled dogs and trapping, as a lot of detail in the scenes so far I like the way the main character thinks He thinks like someone real not some other book I ve read before It reminded me of a book I read in elementary school but I forgot the name.

    22. The memoir Woodsong by Gary Paulsen is mainly about his experiences while working with animals in nature such as dogs, cats, chicken, sheep and so forth Throughout his encounters with nature, he realizes human beings are animals too, and are no different than any other creature His relationships with his dog teams especially changed his life, and taught him spectacular things about friendship, unity, trust, respect and honor At the end of the book, Gary Paulsen journals his first person accounts [...]

    23. In Tune with the Team and the Arctic Paulsen s choice of the word SONG see WOODSONG and DOGSONG goes beyond the expected audible and musical implications, as it embodies man and animals in touch ness with both static and living aspects of the natural world Less a cohesive story with a clearly defined plot and anticipated character development book proves reveals the author s reflective observations of his own maturation as a musher and as a human being With gritty honesty Paulsen chronicles the [...]

    24. Woodsong by Gary Paulson, type of book is biography, the subject about this book is how he lives, how he lives out in the wilderness out in the snow only him and his dog team What i think Gary was trying to make you do is feel the emotions and make you feel that you were there in snow telling the dog to mush To make you feel that your on the sled controling the dogs listening to every action they make and every breath they take This book fits into a biography because 1 this story is true 2 its b [...]

    25. GARY PAULSEN CATEGORY, NON FICTION CATEGORYUnlike many other of Gary Paulsen s novels, Woodsong is not a fictional story it contains instead several thematically related experiences from Paulsen s own life He tells of his experiences learning about dogs, how to travel by dogsled and grow close to these animals, how to live in the woods, and finally he concludes with the story of his first time racing the Iditarod The subject matter of this novel was, frankly, unappealing to me, and as a result t [...]

    26. The book Woodsong is similar to that of a diary Gary Paulsen recaps several events that happened throughout a certain time in his life and explains how they affected him In this particular book, Paulsen is a dog runner in central Alaska who lives with his wife and some 50 plus animals As usual, he uses extreme detail, which helps the reader to imagine everything from the smell of the dogs breath to the taste of 50 degrees below freezing Celsius All through the book, it seems that the dogs are th [...]

    27. I read lots of Gary Paulsen s books when I was younger I ordered a classroom set of Woodsong this year as an example of autobiography, nonfiction, and personal narrative We did not get to them before school ended, so I picked it up and read it on my own Loved it Paulsen has such an ability to relate human experiences with nature Anyone interested in sled dogs, northern winters, the Iditarod, or just coming to terms with the wildness of nature will find this a quick and fun read.

    28. This book is written in the main character Gary Paulsen s perspective this book is showing the reader why we should care about animals and how he loves animals He is responsible for dogs that he is training At the race part the author described the part really good because I can feel the coldness of it The race part was when all the dogs were depressed and the main character but they ended up finishing the race

    29. I think this book is very interesting because it is about a real life of a people, I also learn from this book the animals are just like us they have feeling, they have families and they care about they family, they work as a team and they live as a team, there are no different between the animals and us And my favorite part in the book is when the race begins.

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