In a memoir, author Gary Paulsen tells tof his intimate relationship with Minnesota’s north woods and the dog team he trained for the Iditarod dogsled race. Woodsong has ratings and reviews. Autumn said: Gary Paulsen, three-time Newbery Honor author, is no stranger to adventure. He has flown off the. Woodsong is a book of memoirs by Gary Paulsen. The first half consists of Paulsen’s early experiences running sled dogs in Minnesota and then in Alaska, and.

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Personal Response I gave this book a five out of five. The book starts off talking about a guy who knew nothing pualsen the woods until it was too late.

Paulsen is the sink-or-swim student in Woodsongobserving the strange, fearsome beauty of nature and adapting to his own minor role in its vast circle of life.

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He fulfilled his goal in his many years of running a team. If I were the author, I would have included more details to give the reader more of paylsen image of what is happening.

In the first half, he gives short, personal essays, on living in the wilds of northern Minnesota. The quote above describes how he felt about the dogs. The second half is a day-by-day account of his first attempt at the famous Iditarod dog-sled race across Alaska.

Works by Gary Paulsen. Men may be able to relate to the main character more since Paulsen is a male. He set up a tent and woodwong making a fire. That’s a name we have put on them, something we have done. He learned to treat animals with more respect and show compassion for them. That is when he got big into running sled I just finished this book and I thought it was ok. A few months passed, and Paulsen went to attempt the Iditarod. Personal- I thought Woodsong was a great book. He has written over books for adults and young readers.


Paulsen sees humor in their mischief and has learned almost at the cost of his life that rigid discipline is irrelevant, even dangerous. I give this book a five star rating.


Paulsen had to be trained when to assert his will and when to back off and let his dogs sort out the situation, and his proficiency as a musher gained more solid footing as his discretion improved. He entered in gafy Alaska dog sled race.

He faced very many hardships that could have killed him easily.

Paulsen indicates in the opening chapters of the book that he’s personally opposed to animal trapping even though that’s how he got his start running sled dogs, but it’s his explanation of an incident between his dogs that finally tells why he stopped trapping. People that love and understand animals would like this woodwong, as I love animals myself and I like the book more as I continued to read.

One of those is that he found out what hallucinations are. Nothing stops Storm in any situation no matter what the circumstances. Jan 26, Liam Polacinski added it.

There are a couple sections pau,sen with the death of dogs, which may upset someone who has recently lost a loved one, woodsong a pet. His dog was a very hard working and loyal dog, the dog never stopped working. His dream was to run in the dog sled race called the Iditarod.


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 book Woodsong The title of my book is Woodsong.

Gary Paulsen went on many d Personal Response: In all of their adventures, he bonds closely with his dogs, particularly one named “Storm”. He went threw obstacles that could have killed him, such as the herd of buffaloes he crossed. If a dog is capable of playing pranks, of showing that complexity of personality, then other animals must be, as well.

Gary was very adventurous and was always looking for the more challenging way of doing something. In this part of the book, Gary is frustrated and throws a stick at a bear in his yard. He stated the Iditarod with a fairly young team that he hardly knew with some older dogs thrown in there also. The book was very entertaining with all the stories he told and all the wildlife he talked about.

He lived in upper Minnesota and got hired by the state to be a trapper. There are frequent emotional scenes between Gary and his dogs. If you like the outdoors I would recommend you this book.

Most of them were in Alaska and Canada. At times he would hallucinate that there was a man riding in his sled talking to him.