for The Winter Room by Gary Paulsen
From spring to winter, eleven-year-old Eldon shares his impressionistic views of life on his family's Minnesota farm. Paulsen's prose shines with a poetic beauty which contrasts ingeniously with his realistic description of Eldon's unglamorous world of mud and muck and machinery. By tradition the family gathers on long winter evenings to listen to the eldest family member tell stories from his past, a legacy to which Eldon is a proud heir, and the cycle begins anew. (Age 9 and older)
CCBC Choices 1989. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1989. Used with permission.
This Newbery Honor Book by master storyteller Gary Paulsen is now available in this After Words paperback edition! Following the turn of the seasons, eleven year old Eldon traces the daily routines of his life on a farm and his relationship with his older brother Wayne. During the winter, with little work to be done on the farm, Eldon and Wayne spend the quiet hours with their family, listening to their Uncle David's stories. But Eldon soon learns that, although he has lived on the same farm, in the same house with his uncle for eleven springs, summers, and winters, he hardly knows him.
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