January 6, 2011

Sea Legs by Alex Shearer

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Two eleven year old twins Stanley, and Eric stowaway on a boat with their father… without him knowing. They are supposed to be with their granddad and gran. They think that father knows all about it but really he is the only one who doesn’t. They stowaway on the cruise because they miss him too much when he takes his yearly cruise trip for his job. Their “mum” left all of them long ago so she has no idea they are on the boat either. The twins are forced to stay in a storage cabin, and few workers know about the stowaways. The few workers who now of the stowaway twins help them out. For the first two weeks on the boat the twins have a lot of fun eating free food, making friends, talking to old woman, also spying on their dad serving people. Eric the younger twin by five minutes, being a lair, told people his dad was the captain. Making unnecessary difficulties staying on the “down low”. They have a nice time until pirates come aboard and make everyone take everything out of their cabins and leave it in a bag outside of their doors. When the pirates think it feels light, they search the rooms for extra money or jewels. But then Stanley and Eric save the day by making the pirates get off the ship and giving all the jewels and money back to the owners. I would recommend it to people who have time to read, because it is a long book, and took me almost since the beginning of the school year.

Marty M., Class of 2014


December 15, 2009

Ghost of Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

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I Read the book Ghost Of Spirit Bear, it is a good book fill with suspense. This book left me not wanting to put it down. The book is the second one in the series and you should read the first one first. [Touching Spirit Bear] The book is about a kid who is sent away to live on an island instead of going to juvenile hall. When the boy comes every thing has changed. The book start to get good when he come to how life has change and how much more there is to life. I thought it was a good book overall and would recommend it to people who like the outside and who want to learn something about life.

Dustin, Class of 2010

Ghost of Spirit Bear and Touching Spirit Bear are in the WHS library.

December 10, 2009

Woodsong by Gary Paulsen

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The book Woodsong, is one of Gary Paulsen’s best adventure books. Its about a guy that has done everything; from being a teacher to a heavy equipment operator.  He also wrote books and struggled for money. Then he finds out that he can run a trapline in the mountains of northern Minnesota for money.  However, the only easy way to get through the mountains is by sled dogs.  As he starts to train more and more dogs he starts to feel like this was something he could do for a living. So he trained his dogs hard running them through high mountains and thick woods. Then he starts to think that his dogs are good enough for the eleven-hundred mile race across Alaska, the Iditarod.
I liked the book because I like the outdoors, winter, and the cold. I have read some of
Gary Paulsen’s books before and I think that its his best one yet. It’s a good book for people that like the outdoors and adventure.

Nick, Class of 2011

Woodsong is available in the WHS Library, along with many other Gary Paulsen books.