The Winter Room

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name = The Winter Room
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author = Gary Paulsen
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country = United States
language = English
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genre = Novel
publisher = Scholastic Press
release_date = September 1989
media_type = Hardcover and Paperback
pages = 103
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"The Winter Room" is a short novel by Newbery Honor award winning author Gary Paulsen, intended for children from ages 9 to 12. It is a mythical story about Vikings, elves, but primarily logging, narrated in the first person to two boys by their Norwegian uncle in the "winter room" of a farm in northern Minnesota (U.S.). Like many of his works, it evokes a harsh rural environment using vivid imagery, and has elements of a coming of age tale.

According to Hurst Hurst, n.d., para. 1.] , it is a "brief, intense novel with incredible descriptive scenes" (n.d.), and Schmitz rates it as one of Paulsen's best Schmitz, 1994, para. 3.] .

Release details

*1989, USA, Scholastic Press (ISBN 0-531-05839-5), Pub date ? September 1989, hardback (1st edition)
*1989, USA, Orchard Books (ISBN 0-531-08439-6), Pub date ? October 1989, hardback
*1996, USA, Yearling Books (ISBN 0-440-40454-1), Pub date ? July 1996, paperback
*1991, USA, Perfection Learning Prebound (ISBN 0-7807-0416-9), Pub date ? September 1991, hardback
*1991, USA, Bantam Doubleday Dell (ISBN 0-440-80228-8), Pub date ? April 1991, paperback
*1995, USA, Yearling Books (ISBN 99954-61-53-6), Pub date ? February 1995, paperback
*1996, ?, Laurel Leaf (ISBN 0-440-22031-9), Pub date 2 May 1996, paperback
*1998, ?, Laurel Leaf (ISBN 0-440-22783-6), Pub date ? December 1998, paperback
*1999, ?, Rebound by Sagebrush (ISBN 0-8335-6149-9), Pub date ? October 1999, hardback
*2005, USA, Thorndike Press (ISBN 0-7862-7251-1), Pub date 16 February 2005, hardback (large print edition)

Footnotes

References

* Hurst, Carol Otis. (n.d.). "The Winter Room". [http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/winterroom.html Retrieved on March 10, 2006 from Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site] .
* Schmitz, James A (Fall 1994). "Gary Paulsen: A Writer of His Time". The Alan Review, vol 22., no. 1. [http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/fall94/Schmitz.html Retrieved on March 10, 2006 from dla Special Collections] .


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