The Winter Room
Author: Gary Paulsen
Grade Level Equivalent:
Guided Reading Level:
Farm and Ranch Life, Extended Families, Winter Themes, Coming of Age
This Newbery Honor Book by master storyteller Gary Paulsen is now available in this After Words paperback edition!
Following the turn of the seasons, eleven year old Eldon traces the daily routines of his life on a farm and his relationship with his older brother Wayne. During the winter, with little work to be done on the farm, Eldon and Wayne spend the quiet hours with their family, listening to their Uncle David's stories. But Eldon soon learns that, although he has lived on the same farm, in the same house with his uncle for eleven springs, summers, and winters, he hardly knows him.
When Uncle David tells the story of "The Woodcutter," Eldon immediately understands that this story is different from any other. It is a powerful and terrible story that changes everything for the brothers.