The Winter Room
|Publisher||Scholastic Books, 1989|
|Media type||Hardcover and Paperback|
|Awards||Newbery Honor Book, 1990|
The Winter Room is a short novel by Newbery Honor Award-winning author Gary Paulsen. It is a realistic Fiction story about logging and farming, 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, it is a "brief, intense novel with incredible descriptive scenes" (n.d.), and Schmitz rates it as one of Paulsen's best. Publishers Weekly found "Newbery Award-winner Paulsen never disappoints, and proves his talent again in this remarkably good tale"
- 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)
- "The Winter Room". OCLC Worldcat. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- "Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present". Association for Library Service to Children. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- Hurst, Carol. "The Winter Room". Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site. BooksInTheClassroom.
- Schmitz, James A. (Fall 1994). "Gary Paulson: A Writer of His Time". The Alan Review. 22 (1). Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- "The Winter Room". www.publishersweekly.com. PWxyz LLC. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
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