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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He learns numerous lessons from his dogs, other animals in nature, and the dog race that lasted days.


I still believe that women would enjoy this book. The day had come where the race was to begin.

Nothing stops Storm in any situation no matter what the circumstances. He talks about running trap lines in northern Minnesota.

Woodsong by Gary Paulsen

People who love and understand animals would like this book. The weather caused major problems for the main character in this book. The descriptions of the cold were so chilling and unsettling that I had to turn this off a couple of times, but the honest tone about the brutal world of dogsledding made it all worthwhile.

He tried to put him in the sled but the dog just kept on jumping out. Storm was an ideal dog that taught Paulsen many life values, including that the death of the doe his experience running his sled dogs taught him much about nature and life.


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Gary Paulsen’s anecdote is loaded with implications that deserve honest examination. These places were all in Canada and Alaska.

He said the sled dogs had a natural instinct to want to pull against the harness, and run until they had nowhere else to run.

He runs the dogs in the winter to avoid heat exhaustion. The first half of the book is a series of short essays Paulsen wrote about training his sled dogs. Gary had a plan to run the Iditarod.

This article does not cite any sources. This theme comes up at all points in the book and the story, even during the race.

Wood song just had that mood in the way he wrote it that made me just want to keep reading. Our reviewer was enthralled by Woodsongthe perfect read for a dark night in front of a blazing fireplace.

Views Read Edit View history. Gary learns this a number of times on his runs and adventures. If we acknowledge that to ourselves and resolve to keep running despite the blood, following the course we were meant to travel and bravely allowing whatever will be to be, we open ourselves to live unencumbered by fear, to feel satisfied that we ran our hardest and lived life to the max no matter how it turns out in the end.

Gary had traveled to many different places. Gary and his dogs raced for the next 18 days. He had very many weird realizations in this time.

He began spending hours alone agry the basement of his apartment building, reading one book after another. Works by Gary Paulsen. At the time I believe he was living in Minnesota. Every day was a grueling experience for him and was a fight to get through the day. This slim book, was written a few years before. He realized that he could not kill unless it was a necessity.


Training and running the Iditarod Sled race in Alaska is amazing. I have read many books of Gary Paulsen and liked every one of them. Plot- The story takes place in northern Woldsong. When he got sled dogs he got back into trapping. Paulsen started off in this book by trapping animals and running sled dogs. One day when he was running a team of dogs on his trapline he saw a doe running across the trail foaming at the mouth from running so long.

Woodsong By Gary Paulsen. I thought this book did a very good job on making the scenes in the book paulzen detailed making me think I was right there with him.

This book tells you the story of how Gary got into racing dogs. He said the true meaning was to hunt for the meat a person absolutely needed to survive. The Iditarod was a grueling course with many obstacles to overcome.