Woods Runner

by Gary Paulsen

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Book Information

Publication Date: January 12, 2010


Reading Level: Lexile Measure 870L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level Y


Interest Level: Grades 6 - 10


Major Awards: Flicker Tale Children's Book Award Nominee for Juvenile (2011), Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee (2012), Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Nominee (2012)


Number of Pages: 176 pages


Approximate Word Count: 32,045 words -- The average reader will spend 2 hours and 8 minutes reading Woods Runner at 250 words per minute.*


Audible Book Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins


Book Themes: Survival, Quest, Coming of Age


Genre: Historical Fiction


Setting: Set during the American Revolution during the year 1776 in the Frontier in Pennsylvania - travels to New York


Important Quote: “Nobody knows how things will turn out, that's why they go ahead and play the game...You give it your all and sometimes amazing things happen, but it's hardly ever what you expect.”


First Line: He was not sure exactly when he became a child of the forest.


Point of View: Third-Person (Omniscient) from the Perspective of Samuel Smith


*Estimate from Reading Length

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