By Gary Paulsen
The wintry weather room is the place Eldon, his brother Wayne, previous Uncle David, and the remainder of the family members assemble on icy chilly nights, sitting in entrance of the range. There the lads hear eagerly to all of Uncle David's stories of superheroes.Then one evening Uncle David tells the tale, "The Woodcutter," and what occurs subsequent is terrible--then exceptional.
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Congress passes the Kefauver-Harris Drug Amend- ments that shift the burden of proof of clinical safety to drug manufacturers. For the first time, drug manufacturers have to prove their products are safe and effective before they can be sold. 1964 The first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health is released. S. government first acknowledges and publicizes that cigarette smoking is a leading cause of cancer, bronchitis, and emphysema. 1965 At the height of tobacco use in the United States, surveys show 52 percent of adult men and 32 percent of adult women use tobacco products.
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The Winter Room (A Yearling book) by Gary Paulsen