The Foxman

The Foxman

by Gary Paulsen


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From the recipient of the Newbery Honor award for his contemporary classic, Hatchet, comes another page-turning, heart-stopping adventure.

Carl and his cousin are lost and getting desperate when they find a shack hidden in the woods. It’s their only chance for shelter—but who could be living way out here? Then they see the Foxman. As he welcomes the boys, he grabs his mask—too late to hide his hideously mutilated face. Carl accepts his welcome, but is eager to leave the next morning. His cousin, however, will come back. There’s something about the Foxman he must know—about the tragedy that should have destroyed him, and the mystery of the wilderness that keeps him alive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140343113
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/28/1990
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 774,210
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.33(d)
Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Gary Paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young readers. He has written more than one hundred book for adults and young readers, and is the author of three Newberry Honor titles: Dogsong, Hatchet, and The Winter Room. He divides his time among Alaska, New Mexico, Minnesota, and the Pacific.

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Foxman (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
besdd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is interesting. It talks about the narrator's llife in Harold's farm and the difficulties the narrator faced. Gary Paulsen, you're a good writer but I think you can improve on this book a little more.
sandrabrazier More than 1 year ago
Carl’s cousin comes to live on his northern Minnesota farm. As he becomes accustomed to his new lifestyle, he begins maturing and learning about life. One day, as Carl and his cousin are out tracking fox for their fur, they go much further north than they usually do. A storm is approaching, and they won’t have enough time to get back home. Spying a lone tarpaper cabin in the middle of the woods, they knock on the door to see if they could weather out the storm there. What greets them at the door is a sickeningly-disfigured old man. One Paulsen’s best books, it is tender and truthful. It is about both the subtleties and the depths of life. Although we never know the name of Carl’s cousin, our narrator, we can relate to him and experience his emotions, longings, and even his questions about life. Coupled with the lush background of well-described settings, this simple yet profound treasure is highly recommended.
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Maranna More than 1 year ago
This book, " The Foxman" Its about how a 15 year old boy is abused by his parents who are complete drunks. After this happening before, they go through court, Carl is sent to his Uncle Harolds for two years until his parents stop drinking. As he gets there he is greeted by the other family members that live there like his cousins Carl and Don. Also other parts of the family like MIldred, and Hans and Agile. They also had a nice bedroom seet up for him, and not long after Carl putr his bed in with him. That summer they bucked, or cleared a field, that was 10 acres big and cleared trees and stumps, but with the help of their team of horses, Jim and Digger, they helped finish pulling stumps. As the summer was over and it became a cold winter, they set up traps and snares to catch small game. One time as they where looking at their traps they spot a fox. As they track down the animal for a great amount of time and miles, they soon stop chasing it. They soon turned around to go home when they notice a small shack they never seen before. As they go to investigate they go in and a man called " the Foxman" lives there. He is called this name because of the fox he trapsw in the winter. That night they narew served big steaks and potates. The Foxman offers them his bed and they sleep the night. The next morning the soon gather their things, thatnk him for letting them sleep the night, nd soon go home. When the two both get home, they aren't reall ad at them, but they were deeply worried. And as the winter goes on, he starts to visit the Foxman more andf more often, about every week. Carl is starting to date a girl, Bonnie Anderson, and this partly makes him want to see the Foxman and learn more about him.
schsreader0 More than 1 year ago
The Foxman is a very good book that would be for someone who enjoys a relaxing, outdoorsy book. Someone who is a farmer or a hunter/ trapper would most likely enjoy this book. The main character is based on Gary Paulsen. He is a 15 year old who is abused by his parents. They are abusive because they drink a lot. Since they are abusive he is sent to his Uncle Harolds. Him and his cousin Carl become pretty close. Carl helps him do things and explains how to do them. For example, when he needed snowshoes Carl told and showed hin how to make them. The setting takes place on an old farm. If they want or need something they must make it or hunt for it. One day when the two boys were chasing after a fox they went to far up north and were lost with a snow storm coming. They discovered an old shack with smoke coming out the chimney. There was an elderly guy named the Foxman who was wounded from war that lived there. He was sorry for the lonley old man and kept going to visit him. They became real close and he went up there multiple times.Then the unthinkable happened
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great for the people that love outdoors books. I was hooked from the start and enjoyed it until the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You should read it because it drags you into it so it get intestring...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. My friend recommended it to me and I decided to give it a try. It's one of my favorite books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book for school and it was unbelivible-it explains all about the out doors and how to suvive-its fantastic
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was boring in the bigginging when the boy goes and lives with his uncle and aunt. He meets an old man and they become friends. Wait to the end you'll be happy you did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book The Foxman is a very enjoyable book for kids 10-13. It is about a boy who comes to live at his aunt and uncles farm in Minnisota. He forms a relationship with an old man whos face was mangled in a war. It has a very good ending so just stick it out for a while.