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Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
Thirteen year old Samuel lives with his mother and father on a small frontier farm on the far edge of colonial Pennsylvania. His parents grew up in the city, but Samuel grew up in the wilderness. The woods are a part of him and he feels like a part of the woods. One day, he is out hunting for meat for his family when he smells smoke. By the time he gets back to his farm, he finds that their entire settlement has been attacked. Most of the settlers have been ruthlessly killed, but a few, including his parents, have been taken prisoner. Samuel uses his knowledge of the woods to track the attackers and their prisoners. In this way, he becomes deeply involved in the Revolutionary War which up to this point had seemed to have so little to do with him. Woods Runner tells a story of the harsh reality of the war that cost the colonists so much, but that ended in the birth of our country.
Awards nominated: Rebecca Caudill Award Nominee 2012
Date read: 3/13/2011
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