Woods Runner

Woods Runner - Gary Paulsen I will definitely recommend this for my friend's 5th/6th grade classroom as a companion to Revolutionary War studies. There is violence (it is a war story), but it's not too graphic and not glamorized - just enough to make kids consider how they might react in the given situation. The narrative has an exciting pace that keeps the pages turning.The one or two page nonfiction entries between chapters provide context and facts about living conditions, soldiers, weaponry, and communication that flesh out the time period and enhance the story without detracting from its pace and flow.