Woods Runner

Woods Runner Samuel spends his days in the forest hunting for food for his family He has grown up on the frontier of a British colony America Far from any town or news of the war against the King that Amer

  • Title: Woods Runner
  • Author: Gary Paulsen
  • ISBN: 9780375859083
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback
  • Samuel, 13, spends his days in the forest, hunting for food for his family He has grown up on the frontier of a British colony, America Far from any town, or news of the war against the King that American patriots have begun near Boston.But the war comes to them British soldiers and Iroquois attack Samuel s parents are taken away, prisoners Samuel follows, hiding, movSamuel, 13, spends his days in the forest, hunting for food for his family He has grown up on the frontier of a British colony, America Far from any town, or news of the war against the King that American patriots have begun near Boston.But the war comes to them British soldiers and Iroquois attack Samuel s parents are taken away, prisoners Samuel follows, hiding, moving silently, determined to find a way to rescue them Each day he confronts the enemy, and the tragedy and horror of this war But he also discovers allies, men and women working secretly for the patriot cause And he learns that he must go deep into enemy territory to find his parents all the way to the British headquarters, New York City.From the Hardcover edition.

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    1. There is a sixth grade boy in my near future (school starts in six weeks) who will think I am the bomb because I handed him this book to read. I hope that Gary Paulsen is richer than King Midas. He deserves every penny for hooking so many young readers.

    2. In the beginning I was bored with Woods Runner. I'm not really a huge fan of survival fiction but I do like some historical fiction. But, I thought the historical notes were distracting because they occur after each chapter. Then I noticed that they were pretty much geared towards what you just read, so they could actually add to the reading. But I didn't like that so I stopped reading them.My impression of Woods Runner changed drastically after Sam went out hunting the bear. Oh.My.Word. The des [...]

    3. I actually didn't dislike this book. I just found a lot of problems with it.1) The breaks to explain historical facts went up in reading level from the rest of the text, which made it jarring for the reader. Also, I felt like they were used to add more gravity to Samuel's situation, which felt like a cop out.2) Just call Samuel Dorothy. He was clearly on a Wizard of Oz kind of quest. Every time something strange or potentially dangerous happens, someone pops out of the woodwork who will protect [...]

    4. The book “Woods Runner” is one of the best books I have ever read! The intense parts involving combat kept me interested in the book. Reading is one of my least favorite things to do but this book was hard to put down. I like the book because there was always something happening. Most books will have dull or boring parts but Gary Paulsen never let that happen. Another part that I liked was how it was fairly short. Don’t let this fool you though, because this book is awesome! My favorite p [...]

    5. Wow! Double wow! Triple wow! This was my first Gary Paulsen novel, and I was blown away. I could not put it down, and just finished it in under 3 hours (that's including interruptions from the kiddos)!! The tension and excitement has given me a bit of a headache, but the ending was very satisfactory so it was worth it! I really like the history notes Mr. Paulsen includes between chapters. That information adds much to the setting and feeling of the story, but the notes are short enough to not fe [...]

    6. Samuel, the woodsy, self-reliant protagonist of Gary Paulsen's Woods Runner, is not unlike Brian Robeson of the famed Hatchet and its sequels. For one thing, Samuel is the exact same age, thirteen, as Brian was when he began his own wilderness epic. Samuel lives off of his wits and supremely fine-tuned wilderness skills deep in the woods of colonial America, away from his parents in much the same way as Brian does when he decides in the later Hatchet books that he would rather not live around pe [...]

    7. This story takes place during the revolutionary war. Samuel is a thirteen year old boy who has learned to hunt and provide food for his family. He and his family live on the frontier with just a few little homes nearby, but away from all the big cities and towns. One day when Samuel was hunting he saw a big cloud of smoke coming from near his home. He ran home as fast as he could, but it was too late. His home along with the others in the area had been burned down and most of the people had been [...]

    8. A bit of a toss-off for Paulsen, although not in terms of levity. It's the story of a 13-year-old who has learned the ways of the dense forests of colonial western Pennsylvania much better than his immigrant parents. He roams through the wilds for days with his flintlock rifle to keep them in venison. That means he's away from home when Indian raiders, under the direction of British troops, massacre most of the inhabitants of his little settlement, and kidnap his parents. The American Revolution [...]

    9. **SPOILER ALERT** Have you ever read a book that has you wondering all day on whats going to happen in the next chapter? If not read Woods Runner. The genre of this book is Historical-fiction. To me this was a great book because I am so interested in the time around the Civil War. With this book make sure not to get too attached to a character or group of characters. The setting takes place in America when there was only thirteen colonies. Sam wanted to live a happy life with his family but the [...]

    10. A memorable telling of young Samuel's experience with the American Revolution. concerned at the sanitized accounts of the Revolution Paulsen tells the story of Samuel's family. They live in the wilderness- trees 3-5 feet across cleared in manageable homesteads like Samuel's family. His parents did not like town- too noisy, too busy. So they are part of a small community of homesteads. Samuel has taken to the woods and trades his time hunting with other families that do the chores usually perform [...]

    11. I loved the book because it was about this little boy whose parents got murdered and had to fend for hisself. While he was at his house some bad guys came and something bad happened. Read to find out. This book was awesome because if you stopped for a little bit you would always want to read more. It made me feel scared at some points because you never knew what was going to happen next.I would recommend this book to people who like violence and outdoorsIS BOOk WAS LIT.

    12. If you like interesting and adventurous books, I recommend books by Gary Paulsen. I decided to go ahead and read Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen. I honestly already knew I was going to like this book. I really wasn’t surprised. The books this author writes are honestly so attention getting. This book takes place in the wilderness which if that’s not what you were planning on reading and getting into I don’t recommend it. If that doesn’t matter to you though I say go ahead and check it out b [...]

    13. Woods Runner is an absolutely superb example of how historical fiction can bring the past to life. Gary Paulsen does an excellent job of intertwining fiction and history in the story of Samuel, a 13-year old boy who is forced to grow up in ways he never imagined after his settlement in western Pennsylvania is attacked by the Iroquois and British redcoats. When Samuel realizes that his parents have been taken prisoner, he rushes through the wilderness using his talents as a woods runner, or exper [...]

    14. This book really kept me interested throughout the whole novel. I was really interested in how Samuel got so good with nature and all of his skills. It amazed me how he could tell the type of animal, way it was going, how fast it was going, and if anything was chasing it just by looking at its footprint. I thought it was weird that Samuel had to be the provider for his family at such a young age just because of his good hunting abilities. I thought it was really cool how Samuel's parents moved f [...]

    15. 'Woods Runner' by Gary Paulsen tells a suspenseful plot-driven story of a thirteen year-old boy named Samuel Smith, living in the Revolutionary War era. Samuel has a deep connection with the woods and natural environment, always hunting or exploring on his own. One day when he was out in the forest, he started to see smoke from a fire, and when he located it he saw that his house and the other houses around his had been attacked. Samuel also realized that all of his neighbors and friends had bee [...]

    16. In " Woods Runner" by Gary Paulsen, Samuel a thirteen year old boy is considered woods runner or provider of food for the whole settlement. One day after hunting he comes home to find the whole village has been burned the people were either took as prisoners or killed along with his parents as prisoners . He follows his parents trail each day he confronts the enemy.This is a really suspenseful book . It's more survival than historic. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes books that are [...]

    17. If you are into an older book, a lot of action, and a whole lot of suspense, then The Woods Runner is the book for you. The woods runner is a book sent into the older times, about the 1700’s. When the Indians were scalping people for money, and sent by the British. Samuel, the main character of the story, love’s the outdoors. He connects with the outdoors. But as soon as he walks off with his musket, he soon finds himself in New York with his family. Tragedies, suspense, and action all unfol [...]

    18. Have you ever read a book that gives you a sense of adventure, makes you feel like you are watching the movie of the book, then this book is good for you. And that book is, Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen. In my opinion Woods Runner is, a book that is good enough to be on my top ten favorite books. Like I said in the first sentence it gives me a sense of adventure. It makes believe I can go out into the woods and live there with nothing else both the cloths on my back, a gun, and a knife. When I re [...]

    19. Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen is a very intense Historical Fiction novel. Woods Runner is about a 13-year-old boy named Sam who lives in Pennsylvania with his Mom and Dad in the woods. One day Sam is out hunting and notices that it's really smokey. Soon later Sam hears a gunshot and starts running back to his village. When he arrives his parents are missing and half of the people in his village are dead. Every day Sam goes out into the woods with his moccasins and hunts for his family so they can [...]

    20. While hunting, Samuel realizes that the woods where burning eight miles away. This is exactly where his family and house is. When he sprints all the way home, he comes to a place where his house used to be and where burned bodies are all over the place. Samuel also realizes that his parents are missing from their home. He decides that he must do anything and everything to get his parents back. The only question is, is can he do this without getting caught by the British.? The main character of [...]

    21. My book is by Gary Paulsen which is called Woods Runner. My book is about a young boy named Samuel he is around thirteen years old. Samuel goes hunting and shoots animals like bear, deer, and squirrels. Then he provides for his so called tribe with the meat. Then they have a feast on the meat. He could kill up to ten to fifteen deer a day. While hunting for bear one day he came back to his tribe and he saw that some people had come and invaded their territory. He saw people in very brutal ways. [...]

    22. He only other Gary Paulsen book I have read was Hatchet. This was on the EBOB 2016-2017 list so I decided to read it. This book was excellent. It takes place during the Revolutionary war and set from the eyes of the frontiersmen. Paulsen doesn't gloss over the horror of this war at all. So many died in combat, but so many more died of filth, starvation and untreated wounds. Worse wounds that were cleaned with dirty sponges fished out if a pail of bloody creek water. "Woods Runner" also contains [...]

    23. Wow! Paulsen has written a riveting account of a 13-year-old's experience of the Revolutionary War. Samuel and his family moved to the woods of colonial Pennsylvania to escape the hubbub of town life. When they hear about Lexington and Concord, they think it's too far away to concern them. They are so wrong.Samuel, who is a gifted and intuitive woodsman, and who hunts for the whole settlement of a few families, sees smoke and returns home to find nearly everyone brutally murdered by British sold [...]

    24. Woods Runner is a book about a kid named Sam that loves to be in the outdoors. Sam has a very interesting personality that has a lot of effects on others. Sam is full of energy and would rather be in the outdoors than any other place in the world. The book takes place during the revolutionary war when the USA was fighting Britain for there freedom.Sams mother hates when he is out in the woods because there are British soldiers out there looking to kill Americans. Sam runs in the woods to get foo [...]

    25. Once again, Gary Paulsen has delivered a compelling historical fiction novel for middle grade readers. I liked the addition of explanatory pages detailing different aspects of the American Revolution that were relevant to the story. At first, I was unsure what those pages were, but it soon became clear that they were the author's addition, and not necessarily part of the story itself. I found Samuel to be a sympathetic protagonist, and was definitely rooting for him to succeed in his quest to fi [...]

    26. Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen is about a thirteen year old boy named Samuel. Samuel lived with his parents on the border of the Pennsylvania wilderness. Samuel knew a lot about the forest, and you can kinda say he was a part of the forest by how much he was in it. His knowledge of the forest would come in handy for him later. One day when he was out in the forest, he started to see smoke from a fire, and when he located it he saw that his house and the other houses around his had been attacked. S [...]

    27. There was a dense smell in the woods. It was the smell of pain. The smell of something in the woods that Samuel cannot quite grasp. It was the smell of death. Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen is a great book. I liked this book because it was full of action and was a page turner all the way through.It is about a boy named Samuel. He loves the woods. He knows how to track down any animal and how to kill it. One day he comes back home and everything is gone, his village, his people, and his life. When [...]

    28. This is my first book by Gary Paulson--a very popular book among the middle school boys at my school (author of the Newbery Honor book "Hatchet"). This historical fiction novel takes place during the Revolutionary War in the backwoods of Pennsylvania and eventually up in New York. Samuel is a 13-year-old boy who is more at home in the deep forest than in the small cabin with his family. His family learns that a war is brewing in the country, but they still feel far removed from the crisis. When [...]

    29. I absolutely loved this book by gary paulsen, for sam (short for samuel cause its too much to write) I loved the plot twist in this book. It started out very normal and peaceful sam providing for his family out near the woods. Being only 13 and hunting and killing bears for his family alone out in the forest. Then all the sudden a huge plot twist and suspense rises sam smells smoke in the woods at first he thinks the woods is burning but when he gets back he realizes his village has been attacke [...]

    30. Historical fiction, revolutionary war period. The story starts slowly but really pulls you in after the families in the wilderness are attacked and captured. Samuel, only 13 years old, is hunting when his family and others are attacked by indians, English and German soldiers, Hessians. Whole families are murdered, but Samuel's is taken captive. Readers are shown the less glamorous side of the war and what happened to the poor individuals who didn't really have a hand in starting the war in the b [...]

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