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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.From the Hardcover edition.
From his 1776 Pennsylvania homestead, thirteen-year-old Samuel, who is a highly-skilled woodsman, sets out toward New York City to rescue his parents from the band of British soldiers and Indians who kidnapped them after slaughtering most of their community. Includes historical notes.
Number of Pages: 164
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Age Range: Teen
Author: Gary Paulsen
Street Date: January 11, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 248-57-8723
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Jonah — 5 years ago
I thought that Woods Runner was a very good book. It told a lot about the history of the American Revolution. This book not only told history, but it also told the story of a thirteen year old boy's life, Samuel. He enjoyed being in the woods, and hunting. He always brought food back for his family....see moreof the reviewer's review