Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: January 12, 2010
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0375896341
ISBN - 13: 9780375896347
From the Publisher
Samuel, 13, spends his days in the forest, hunting for food for his
family. He has grown up on the frontier of a British colony,
America. Far from any town, or news of the war against the King
that American patriots have begun near Boston.
But the war comes to them. British soldiers and Iroquois attack.
Samuel's parents are taken away, prisoners. Samuel follows, hiding,
moving silently, determined to find a way to rescue them. Each day
he confronts the enemy, and the tragedy and horror of this war. But
he also discovers allies, men and women working secretly for the
patriot cause. And he learns that he must go deep into enemy
territory to find his parents: all the way to the British
headquarters, New York City.
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Gary Paulsen was born on May 17, 1939 in Minnesota. During the first few years of his life, his father was stationed in Europe during World War II and his mother worked in a factory. Paulsen was raised by his grandmother and aunts. He lived overseas after the war in the Phillippines between 1946-49. Ever since he was fifteen, he worked many jobs to support himself. He attended Bemidji College, in Minnesota, paying his tuition by being a trapper. He also spent some time in the army. He decided one day to try writing and tried to become a magazine editor. He spent nearly a year as an associate magazine editor on a magazine for men in Hollywood, California. He published his first book, "Special War," in 1966 and had published nearly forty books and several articles and short stories during his early years. He went back to school in 1972, attending the University of Colorado, but his career was interrupted by a lawsuit in 1977 over "Winterkill." In 1990, he suffered a mild heart attack, which did not hinder his writing at all. Paulsen was the recipient of the 1997 Margaret A. Edwards Award for his lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.