Woodsong

Written by Gary Paulsen

Published by Simon and Schuster, 1990

ISBN: 9781416939399

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Review

Gary Paulsen is a three time Newbery author and the main character who is training a group of dogs for the Alaska dogsled race. Woodsong is an non-fiction book that took place in Alaska. With many obstacles to face he is determined to finish and win this race. While spending months to train these dogs he has realized what their strengths and weaknesses are and hopefully it will show in the end. While reading this book there is many connections you can make and pictures you can create in your head. A connection I made was when he lost one of the dogs I personally have gone through that. I also created a picture in my head when he was talking about the freezing temperatures and how icy it was.


This book is about a 1,180 mile dogsled race which means about 12 dogs are leading a sled. Gary Paulsen had to face many challenges, lack of sleep, freezing temperatures, and lack of food. While reading this book there was many obstacles that Gary Paulsen had to face but overcame them as time went on. He constantly had to worry about the Wolves eating the dogs food and making sure the wolves did not eat any of the dogs. He also had to worry about bears bothering them.


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Further Explorations

Map of the dog race

Official book trailer

Look at these hardworking dogs

Author interview

The sled the dogs pull

Partner Titles

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