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Woodsong by Gary Paulsen

Woodsong (1990)

by Gary Paulsen

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Gary Paulsen does a great job telling the story of his attempt to run the Iditarod. Ice cold and humorous at the same time. Don't miss this book! While learning about the Arctic and the Iditarod you and your children can follow along with the annual Iditarod online. We like to each pick a musher and keep track of where they are on the trail on how their race is going. Usually starts end of February and runs through mid March.
  wunderlong88 | Feb 21, 2019 |
I would use this book as a mentor text with 5th grade students because of how high quality the book is and how talented the author is. This book is a fantastic example of a memoir and it uses a lot of descriptive writing, so this book would be great to use for the kids for them to use to model descriptive and narrative writing skills, then to write their own. I would also use this book as an independent read with the same grade students to use in group reading circles that would lead to exploring more information about the Idiatrod, the climate of Alaska, and the dogs that are used to sled to get practical content in the lesson while they would still be using the text for literary and reading skills, but they would be able to have a pertinent and interesting aside with the lesson.
  rstrohmeier | Apr 3, 2017 |
The author has written an autobiographical look at sled dogs, sledding, and the wilderness he personally discovers while training for the Iditarod. The first half of the book is about the dogs, and his interaction with the wilds while training, the second half is a journal of his attempt to win that famous race. Full of the usual humor and pathos we expect, it's a good read for a fan of Gary Paulsen, or any nature lover for that matter. Recommended. ( )
  fuzzi | Dec 13, 2015 |
This would be useful in teaching children autobiographies and narratives since it has both in it.
  DakotahEpple | Apr 30, 2013 |
For young-adults or the adventurous of heart. Follow Gary Paulsen's dog sledding adventures around Alaska and through the Iditarod as he explains his dogs' personalities. One of my favorite books as a child and still to this day. Pure, adventurous, engaging, and authentic! ( )
  SharonChittock | Sep 25, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0590450522, Paperback)

Paulsen recounts his lifetime relationship with Minnesota's North Woods and the dog team he trained for a sled race across Alaska. 2 cassettes.

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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. Includes an account of the author's first Iditarod, a dogsled race across Alaska.

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