Woods Runner

Woods Runner

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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.

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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.

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& Taylor

Hunting for food to support his family on the frontier of an American colony far from the hostilities of the Revolutionary War, 13-year-old Samuel is astonished when his parents are arrested by soldiers, a situation that forces him to make his way to the British headquarters in New York City. By the author of Mudshark.
In 1776, young Samuel, who is a highly-skilled woodsman, sets out from his Pennsylvania homestead to rescue his parents from the band of British soldiers and Indians who kidnapped them after slaughtering most of their community.

Publisher: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, [2010]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9780385738842
0385738846
Branch Call Number: J FICTION PAULS...G
Characteristics: 164 pages ; 22 cm

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When British soldiers and their Iroquois allies attack his family’s Pennsylvania farm and take his parents prisoner, 13-year-old Samuel uses all his forest skills to follow their trail and find a way to rescue them. A survival story set during the American Revolution.


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sdceng1
Aug 02, 2014

This is more of a history book , it's not bad but not quite exciting .

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tormentor1077
Jul 30, 2013

This book is a very interesting read to those who like learning about history. More specificly, about the American Revolution and how frontier life was back then.

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primus
Sep 20, 2012

1776
Pensylvania

Blue_Cat_545 Feb 29, 2012

Kind of gruesome. Not bad, but not overly exciting at the end.

GPLKids Apr 22, 2011

This is a suspenseful tale with some scary moments. It really lets us know how different life was for pioneers than it is for us today. Children were expected to be more independent - to make hard choices and carry out dangerous tasks.

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HHPL_Picks_4_Kids thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 15

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