Cover image for Tracker
Paulsen, Gary.
Personal Author:
First Aladdin Paperbacks edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, [1995]

Physical Description:
90 pages ; 19 cm
Only thirteen, John must track a deer in the Minnesota woods for his family's winter meat, and in doing so finds himself drawn to the doe, which causes him to hate his role as a hunter.
General Note:
"Aladdin fiction"--Cover.
Reading Level:
Ages 9 to 13

1010 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.3 2.0 647.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 6.5 5 Quiz: 11711 Guided reading level: T.

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Collins Library J FICTION Juvenile Mass Market Paperback Open Shelf
Orchard Park Library J FICTION Juvenile Fiction Reading List
Orchard Park Library J FICTION Juvenile Fiction Reading List

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As John Borne closes in on the doe he's been tracking for two days, he comes to believe she has the mysterious power to cheat death and save the life of his beloved grandfather, who is dying of cancer. ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

Author Notes

Gary Paulsen was born on May 17, 1939 in Minnesota. He was working as a satellite technician for an aerospace firm in California when he realized he wanted to be a writer. He left his job and spent the next year in Hollywood as a magazine proofreader. His first book, Special War, was published in 1966. He has written more than 175 books for young adults including Brian's Winter, Winterkill, Harris and Me, Woodsong, Winterdance, The Transall Saga, Soldier's Heart, This Side of Wild, and Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books. Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room are Newbery Honor Books. He was the recipient of the 1997 Margaret A. Edwards Award for his lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

The value of life is the theme of these two rugged novels, the first a coming-of-age tale revolving around a deer hunt, the second a collection of interspliced stories contrasting a celebration of the human spirit with glimpses of the dehumanizing forces of war. Ages 9-13; 12-up. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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