Fishbone's Song

Fishbone s Song An orphan reflects on the lessons he was taught by the wise old man who raised him in this lyrical novel that reads like poetry from three time Newbery Honor winning author Gary Paulsen Deep in the wo

  • Title: Fishbone's Song
  • Author: Gary Paulsen
  • ISBN: 9781481452267
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fishbone's Song

    An orphan reflects on the lessons he was taught by the wise old man who raised him in this lyrical novel that reads like poetry from three time Newbery Honor winning author Gary Paulsen.Deep in the woods, in a rustic cabin, lives an old man and the boy he s raised as his own This sage old man has taught the boy the power of nature and how to live in it, and importantAn orphan reflects on the lessons he was taught by the wise old man who raised him in this lyrical novel that reads like poetry from three time Newbery Honor winning author Gary Paulsen.Deep in the woods, in a rustic cabin, lives an old man and the boy he s raised as his own This sage old man has taught the boy the power of nature and how to live in it, and importantly, to respect it In Fishbone s Song, this boy reminisces about the magic of the man who raised him and the tales that he used to tell all true, but different each time.

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    1. Sam Quixote

      An orphan remembers the hillbilly geezer who raised him, Fishbone, down South where they lived in a country shack, drank ‘shine, hunted, and drawled Southern blather that most people would find too obvious to say out loud but these simpletons consider wisdom. Plot? What’re you, a communiss?! We don’t need no stinkin’ plot! (Gets out banjo, plucks Deliverance ditty) Mmm, I declare that thar pig sure looks mighty purty today… I remember really enjoying Hatchet when I was a kid so I thoug [...]

    2. Josiah

      After hundreds of books in a career spanning fifty years by the time Fishbone's Song came out in 2016, it was apparent that storytelling about life in nature is what Gary Paulsen does best. Stories about people living outdoors among animals, learning the cadence of the natural world's wisdom. Gary Paulsen's predominant theme is humility before the natural order, blending in as just another part of the sacred system of life on earth. Some of his wisdom had begun to repeat at this stage of his car [...]

    3. Ms. Yingling

      E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineI've been a HUGE fan of recent Gary Paulsen books that are hysterically funny. His Liar, Liar series and Mudshark were laugh-out loud, thigh-slapping riots, and even his memoir, This Side of Wild, was filled with lots of humorous moments. These books have all been very popular with my students, but Paulsen's older titles like The Monument, The Cook Camp and Mr. Tucket have fallen out of favor. I was hoping that Fishbone's Song would be a funny dog book, but [...]

    4. Hapzydeco

      This is a stand-alone book for three-time Newbery Honor–winning author Gary Paulsen. Here Paulsen wanes poetic as an elderly guardian, Fishbone, tells "story-songs" to an unnamed narrator. While this eloquent novel seems to address the child in each of us, this work might best be read as a readaloud.

    5. Melody

      More existential musings than a plot driven children's book - what is real, what is memory, how time impacts both - teens, young adults and really old adults will enjoy this more than kids, with no life experience of the woods, fishing, hunting, etc.I loved the part where the boy spent time watching the spider on his web, hunting in his spider way, and how the boy went on to see what other spiders did, and how they hunted. Who today would stop, step back and make these personal discoveries that [...]

    6. Fred Kohn

      I'm not surprised that this book has a relatively low rating. I found it daunting on a first reading but I realized that in order to write a fair review I would have to read it again. I have to say that I think that a large majority of young readers would find it impenetrable. The book is highly philosophical, and everything except the last brief chapter is written in the past tense. Dialogue is written without quote punctuation, and there are many paragraphs that are only one brief sentence, or [...]

    7. James Foster

      I really liked Fishbone's Song by Gary Paulsen, I have read Hatchet by Gary Paulsen and I liked that book too. I plan to read more of his books later on. The reason I liked Fishbone's Song is because it was very well written, they completely explained what went on after stating it. Some parts of the book gave me a little trouble of comprehending but for the most past I liked it.

    8. Sue

      I usually love Gary Paulsen's book I gave it three stars just because it was written by him otherwise what a strange book kind of like Tarzan being raised by the wolves as Fishbone raises this boy kind of difficult to read due to style of writing and a lot of questions left about the characters

    9. Mary

      If this was an adult book, I would have not finished it. But I felt I had to finish listening for work. There were parts of this book I truly enjoyed, but I don't know if a kid would. And the part about the spider sucking the guts out of the moth is something I could have lived without ever hearing. Sorry about this because I do generally like this author. The narrator was amazing.

    10. Audreygold

      Don't think I could have even finished it except it was only 149 pages. Kept hoping to find the plot. The saving grace of the book is five short beautiful poems set as First Song, Second Song, etc. Not in the same league as Hachet.

    11. Josh

      A boy's lyrical tribute to an old man's wisdom is unique and contains pieces of wisdom, though its broken speech style may work better as a spoken word performance.

    12. Ann

      One of Paulsen's stand-alone books, this is a story of an orphaned boy who was raised by an old man who lived in the woods. He was taught to become one with the woods, to live in harmony with nature and grow into your own thoughts.

    13. Cindy Hudson

      Fishbone tells three stories about how the boy came to live with him in the woods, but the boy doesn’t know which is true. Maybe they’re all true. He only knows Fishbone is old, and he’s got a way of explaining things that makes you listen up and think long about what he’s saying. The boy tried living away from Fishbone for a while so he could go to school, but it didn’t last. Now he knows he’s learning skills that will help him prepare for the day that his old guardian passes on.Fis [...]

    14. Kelly Snyder

      Had to read. Very folksy dialog. Simple sentences. This is how I would describe this book by Gary Paulsen. It is a book set in the hills somewhere in Appalachia (I think) and it is told from the point of view of a teenage boy who is growing up with an old man named Fishbone. He learns about the land and life from this man who has seen death, war and even prison, but never tells the boy what to think. He simply tells him to think. While I found the dialog very simple and reminiscent of my teen ye [...]

    15. CarolVanhook

      Moonshinin’ and fast car racing – a part of history that has has held devastating results, for sure, but Paulsen writes about these topics matter of factly and with a regional flavor – certainly not romanticizing drinking or wreckless driving behavior.This book is worthy of a Book Club read, community group read, or young adult class read. There are so many beautiful themes coming from this story – so much about nature, life, growing up, and love, both self-love and family love. Fishbone [...]

    16. Missy Genneken

      Interesting book. Not really my cup of tea but it was differant. I'm a huge fan of Gary Paulsen books but this left me a bit dissatisfied. Its more poetry/ free flow stream of writing. Missing some of the humor I've come to expect. Great premise so I'm sure it will find its fans. ***I received a copy from Netgalley for an honest review***

    17. Laura Phelps

      What an interesting diversion for Paulsen. Beautiful, free-flow stream of conscious writing which tackles some huge themes (I find myself ruminating on the very temporary nature of every life after reading it). That said, this is not a "children's book," per se, but I can see it being read and enjoyed by teens (especially those who love the outdoors).

    18. Lynndell

      Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for the opportunity to read and review Fishbone's Song by Gary Paulsen. This story is told in lyrical form and tells the tale of an orphan raised by a philosophical old man. True to the adventurous heart of Gary Paulsen, this book relates everything to nature and how to live it. 3 stars!

    19. Denise Tannock

      Whilst I appreciated the nature aspects of this book, the dialogue was a bit hard to appreciate. On page 142, I loved the young boy's description of the spider doing its hunting and killing and storing its catch for later. I also loved the lessons that Fishbone gave to the young boy, without them being too obvious in the stories he told.

    20. Linda

      Mom enjoyed it, good story, as nearly all are by this author, but challenging to read aloud. The locale was somewhere in the deep woods in the South and Paulsen used the vernacular. Lots of stories and life lessons. Good read aloud, with some previewing, for middle school listeners.

    21. Susan Cackler

      This Paulsen book is more of a poem, really. The language is much of the appeal. An elegant look at how a child learns to be in the woods with some intriguing historical details as well.

    22. Yapha

      Lyrically written, but not my cup of tea. It was a beautiful reminiscence, but it could have used a plot. Not sure of the intended audience.eARC provided by Edelweiss

    23. Darlene Wilson

      An orphan reflects on the lessons he was taught by the wise old man who raised him in this lyrical novel that reads like poetry . Deep in the woods, in a rustic cabin, lives an old man and the boy he’s raised as his own. This sage old man has taught the boy the power of nature and how to live in it, and more importantly, to respect it. In Fishbone’s Song, this boy reminisces about the magic of the man who raised him and the tales that he used to tell—all true, but different each time.

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