1990 Newbery Honor winner
Two brothers, one family, and an unexpected secret revealed on the cold night of winter...
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. When Uncle David tells the story of "The Woodcutter," Eldon immediately understands that this story is different from any other. It is a powerful and terrible story that changes everything for the brothers.---from the publisher
128 pages 978-1338713930 Ages 9-13
Keywords: historical fiction, adventure, storytelling, farm, family, family life, trust, resilience, rejuvenation, relatives, uncle, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old
The winter room is where Eldon, his brother Wayne, old Uncle David, and the rest of the family gather on icy cold nights, sitting in front of the stove. There the boys listen eagerly to all of Uncle David's tales of superheroes.Then one night Uncle David tells the story, "The Woodcutter, " and what happens next is terrible--then wonderful---from the publisher