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Tracker by Gary Paulsen


by Gary Paulsen

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By, Gary Paulsen :Same guy that made hatchet:

There was a boy his name was John Borne. Him and his grandfather go hunting every fall, but they don’t hunt for fun or manliness. They only do it for survival, but this year his grandfather is dying and can’t hunt with his grandchild so John must hunt alone.

Mostly every time John does chores he usually makes poems when he walked in the barn he smiled and milked the cows and when he did he made a poem “The cows greet gently on a cold morning.” I loved this one because honestly because I like cows (kinda)

When it was time to hunt John went hunting alone. He tracks this doe for two days, but when he closes on the doe he suddenly realizes he can’t shoot the doe. “For John, the hunt is no longer about killing, but about life.”

I loved this book so much I kinda want to start to read Hatchet. :3 ( )
  Shad6577 | Dec 17, 2015 |
This story about a boy who goes into the woods to hunt for food and he tracks a doe. His grandfather is dying and his parents are dead so he will be with only his grandma.

I recommend this to people who like beauty because it is alot about the beauty of the deer. I do not recommend it to people who like action packed stories. ( )
  tiger.rose | Feb 16, 2014 |
There is a boy and his grandpa that goes hunting every year ( )
  austin2 | Sep 13, 2011 |
Tracker is a book about a boy who finds out that his grandpa is going to die and the doctors cant do any thing about it.so on the afternoon before the deer season he has to do chores and one of his chores is to take the cow dung and take it to the pasture for summer planting and it gets dark and a doe jumps out and runs off then the next morning he finds the same deer and tracks it and the rest is an amazing story about when death was cheated
  Jdog223 | Jan 19, 2011 |
this book is a book for any one that likes emotion and adventure.The book begans with him staring at his grandfather thinking about death.His grandfather has cancer, but john just can't see the death. He is about to go hunting the next morning so goes to sleep early. The next morning he goes deer hunting he has traveled the swamp and could not find nothing.Then he heard the doe get up and take off.On the way there he finds her bed. It was still warm so he knew it hasn't been long since she'd taken off. Then he started tracking .While he was tracking he talked about lots of emotions with his grandfather incuded.Read this book to find out some of them.
  Dirttrack | Jan 19, 2011 |
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John Borne sat at the breakfast table and tried to see the look of death on his grandfather. He could not. If a change were there, he could not see it.
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For John Borne's family, hunting has nothing to do with sport or manliness. It's a matter of survival. Every fall John and his grandfather go off into the woods to shoot the deer that puts meat on the table over the long Minnesota winter.
But this year John's grandfather is dying, and John must hunt alone. John tracks a doe for two days, but as he closes in on his prey, he realizes he cannot shoot her. For John, the hunt is no longer about killing, but about life.
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Only thirteen, John must track a deer in the Minnesota woods for his family's winter meat, and in doing so finds himself drawn to the doe who leads him and hating his role as hunter.

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