Northwind Summary
Gary Paulsen

Everything you need to understand or teach Northwind by Gary Paulsen.

  • Northwind Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Northwind Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
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Northwind Overview

Gary Paulsen's young adult novel Northwind follows the adventures of an orphaned teenager named Leif who has lived most of his life in brutal conditions aboard working ships. A situation arises when Leif ends up alone in the wilderness with only a few tools, his memories, and his instincts to guide him. Despite the sometimes harsh conditions and the constant threat of danger, Leif knows that this life is far preferable to the brutal life he left behind. The novel's main themes are cultural beliefs, survival, effects of crises on maturation, hope, and stewardship.

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