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Tracker by Gary Paulsen


by Gary Paulsen

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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 |
When I started reading this book I thougt I was going to enjoy it. I thought it was a book my eleven year old son would enjoy. The main character is John. He lives with his grandparents because his parents were killed in a plane crash. He usually hunts with his grandfather who has recently been diagnosed with cancer and is told he will die soon. His grandfather won't be able to hunt with him this year so he is sent out to hunt food alone. He is having a hard time dealing with his grandfather's illness. During his hunt he sees a doe and tracks her. He tracks her all day and into the night and next day. During his second day of tracking he becomes delirious and lays his gun down. He doesn't want to track her to kill her anymore. He just wants to touch her...to become the doe. He thinks if he can "become the doe" somehow this will change the fact that his grandfather is about to die. I thought it was all kind of weird! He makes it home after being gone two days and sits down to eat. His grandfather is proud of him because he did touch the doe. ( )
  ksqadams | Jul 14, 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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