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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Although he started to have doubts he finally pulled into the last town where his wife was waiting to greet him. It gives the reader a good question, what would you do if you were in this situation?

Gary wrote this book to be part of his life story. Gary runs dogs, and he is preparing for the Iditarod. He never described when or where he ran the Iditarod, but it went through a plethora of cities. Overall, I thought that this story was good. He uses flashbacks to explain an event happening during the dog sled race. The Iditarod had many checkpoints in towns or landmarks. The author used these unique ways of writing to help the reader stay interested.

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Return to Book Page. Throughout the book the story gets off topic and unrelated to the main plot.


It has lots of outdoors and nature features in the book. Characterization- The main character is also the only human character and that is Paulsen. There is no time period in the book. After nearly seventeen days, he at last crosses the finish line in Nome. I fary the theme is hardship because of how much the man and dogs go through.

Apr 19, Chris F rated it it was amazing.

He wanted to get to know the wilderness better so he decides to run the Iditarod. Preview — Woodsong by Gary Paulsen.

The day had come where the race was to begin. Known for his award-winning adventure-filled novels, Gary Paulsen’s memoir detailing his dog-sledding history may be more exciting than his fiction. The author and main character was the protagonist.

View all 5 comments. It took place in the Alaskan wilderness. The dogs do unimaginable things for Gary and teach him to have great integrity.

The theme of this book is that you can learn for animals and the wilderness. Through the whole book, Gary, is talking about how much the animals, mainly his dogs, taught him about the wooddong. The dogs teach Gary so much throughout the book.

Impacts of setting- The setting played a huge role in this book. This theme comes up at wooxsong points in the book and the story, even during the race. He realized that he did not know as much as he thought or needed. Personality is part of what makes us human, gives us pause before causing serious harm to a consciousness like our own, and the idea that animals could demonstrate human personality wooddsong robbed Paulsen of any desire to kill and skin them for profit.


We fear blood; we fear hurt, worry, sadness, and grief so much, keeping it as far away as possible, dashing to the other side of the street to avoid it, fleeing when we think we see its approach, that we sometimes forget woodsonng live life without regret.

It could occupy the thoughtful reader’s mind for a long time on a number of levels, and if you’re reading Woodsong for the first time, get used to it: By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use.

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 level as Gary Paulsen’s.

Gary does not explain the chaos and it makes you wonder what it is. Running trap-lines, showdowns with bear and moose and his bountiful love and admiration of his trusty dogs. Woodsong Review In the book Woodsong by Gary Paulsen, he is the main character and a dog sled leader in the Gxry race.

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