The Winter Room by G Paulsen

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The winter room is where Eldon, his brother Wayne, old Uncle David, and the rest of the family gather on icy cold nights, sitting in front of the stove. There the boys listen eagerly to all of Uncle David's tales of superheroes.

Then one night Uncle David tells the story, "The Woodcutter," and what happens next is terrible--then wonderful.
 

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Gary Paulsen has written more than 175 books and some 200 articles and short stories for children and adults. He is considered one of the most important writers for young adults today. Three of his novels - HATCHET, DOGSONG, and THE WINTER ROOM - were Newbery Honor books, and his works frequently appear on the best books lists of the American Library Association. Mr. Paulsen and his wife, Ruth Wright Paulsen, an artist who has illustrated several of his books, divide their time between their home in New Mexico, a boat in the Pacific, and adventures in the wilderness.
 
Published September 1, 1989 by Scholastic. 112 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Fiction

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More a prose poem than a novel, this beautifully written evocation of a Minnesota farm perhaps 40 years ago consists of portraits of each of the four seasons, along with four brief stories told by old Uncle David in the room the family calls "The Winter Room."

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Paulsen's notable adult trade debut, Clabbered Dirt, Sweet Grass , and 16 award-winning YA novels precede this gripping memoir of a tumultuous childhood.

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Author Paulsen recounts the horrors of his childhood during WWII in which he and his mother travel to the Philippines to join his father, an army officer.

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First there was Hatchet, Paulsen's classic tale of a boy's survival in the north woods after a plane crash.

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``Newbery Award-winner Paulsen never disappoints, and proves his talent again in this remarkably good tale,'' said PW , concerning this vivid yarn of a family dramatically affected by a quirky uncle's storytelling.

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