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The Winter Room

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    The novel The winter room, by : Gary Paulsen the book is about a boy and his life on the farm in Minnesota .It is a pretty good book it starts out slow and it get better every chapter I think. It is an ok book but it t seems like it's meant for young adults. The genre is young adult, Fiction. Eldon is 11 years old and lives in Minnesota and tells about what they do each season and getting ready for the next, like planting and harvesting season and a lot of other thing Eldon talks about. Uncle David is mostly the main character toward the end because in winter in the evening everyone would gather in the winter room and Uncle David would tell stories or tales around the fire.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Just as good as Little House on the Prairie

    I vividly remember my sixth grade teacher reading this out loud to my class over a series of winter afternoons. I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2010

    Great book for a children's book club

    Some of my 5th grade students belong to the grade 5 book club. We just met on Friday to discuss the selection Almost all agreed they enjoyed the stories but had a difficult time with the first 40 or so pages. They didi not enjoy all of the description

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2009

    not that good

    I kind of liked this book but it is probably not one of Gary Paulsen's best books. It did not live up to my expectations. It didn't have much of a plot at all.

    Description and summary of main points
    The best parts of the story were mostly when Uncle David told his stories. But other than that the story was mostly a profile of Eldon's life. It goes through a year and a half of his life. But the whole year lead up to Uncle David's stories.

    Evaluation
    This book was pretty much a diary. But it was a ok book. the book doesn't get good until about ¾ of the way through. This book was disappointing because I was kind of expecting a book as good as Hachet.

    Conclusion
    My last thoughts on this book is that if you are a raging Gary Paulson reader get this book but if your not don't buy it.

    Your final review
    Finally this book is not a book it's a diary.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2005

    Reality

    The Winter Room is about growing up in the northern woods of Minnesota. THis book I liked because I could somewhat relate to it. I also enjoyed the book because it makes you feel like you are in the family with all of the graphic scenes. Gary does not leave out a single detail. I wish that something more emotional or shocking could have happened in the story, but that's really not what Paulsen's writings are for, he writes about all of his experiences and what he has gone through or witnessed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2005

    fantastic

    gary paulsen yet agian wrote a good and exiting book. the winter room was first read by me about a year ago at the library. i started to read it and then i could not put it down! i stayed at the library all day to finish that book. it is a wonderfull story about stories told to kids who make them into much more!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    i hate the beginning of this book

    This book is REALLY good. It was so boring at the begining of the book but i forced myself to keep reading. I found out that i LOVED it!!!!!<BR/>This is the best book. I recomened this book to anyone who enjoys reading!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2006

    Disappointing when compared to other Paulson books

    To me this book was very uninteresting, and had really no point or plot. Although, it does have a newberry metal, so obviosly somone likes it. I am a very good and advanced reader, so trust me when I say READ SOMETHING ELSE (see suggestions below). No dout Paulson is a great writer, but this was not one of his greater books.

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