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Woods Runner

Woods Runner

by Gary Paulsen

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, 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.

Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Grade Level Equivalent
5.6
Lexile Measure
870L
DRA
60
Guided Reading
Y
Publisher
RAD - RANDOM HOUSE, INC. (CHILDREN)
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
176
Genre
Historical Fiction

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Gary Paulsen Children's author Gary Paulsen ran away from home at the age of fourteen. His experience in diverse jobs and a wide range of interests have provided the basis for many of his works, including Hatchet and Dogsong.

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