Tracker

Tracker

3.9 42
by Gary Paulsen
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

For John Borne's family, hunting has nothing to do with sport or manliness, it's a matter of survival. Every fall, John and his grandfather go off into the woods to shoot the dear that puts meat on the table over the long Minnesota winter.

But this year John's grandfather is dying, and John must hunt alone. John tracks a doe for two days, but as he closes in on

See more details below

Overview

For John Borne's family, hunting has nothing to do with sport or manliness, it's a matter of survival. Every fall, John and his grandfather go off into the woods to shoot the dear that puts meat on the table over the long Minnesota winter.

But this year John's grandfather is dying, and John must hunt alone. John tracks a doe for two days, but as he closes in on his prey, he realizes he cannot shoot her. For John, the hunt is no longer about killing, it's about life.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689871269
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.27(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Gary Paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young people. He has written more than one hundred books for adults and young people, and is the author of three Newbery Honor titles: Dogsong, Hatchet, and The Winter Room. He lives in New Mexico, Alaska, and on the Pacific.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >