In a memoir as compelling as his novels, Newbery Honor author Gary Paulsen tells the story of his intimate relationship with Minnesota's north woods and the dog team he trained for the Iditarod dogsled race across Alaska. With thrilling immediacy, Paulsen pulls us into the breathtaking drama of his own story. For a rugged outdoor man and his family, life in northern Minnesota is a wild experience involving wolves, deer, and the sled dogs that make their way of life possible.
This book includes a harrowing account of the author's first Iditarod. His life-changing adventure begins with sparkling days and moonlit nights spent running with his dogs in the Minnesota wilderness.
Praise for Woodsong
"Combines wild adventure and precise observation with intensely private discovery." — Booklist
An ALA Notable Book and ALA Best Book for Young Adults