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Gary Paulsen

1939 -

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Paulsen, Gary. (1996). Brian's winter [sound recording]. New York, N.Y. : Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio. ABC 81

Tells the story of a boy who must face survival in the winter after a plane crash leaves him stranded in the Canadian wilderness.

Paulsen, Gary (1985). Dogsong : a novel. New York, N.Y.: Bradbury Press. INTR-FIC P3324DO

A fourteen-year-old Eskimo boy who feels assailed by the modernity of his life takes a 1400-mile journey by dog sled across ice, tundra, and mountains seeking his own "song" of himself.

Paulsen, Gary. (1976). The grass eaters. (Pictures by Kathy Goff; photography by Wilford L. Miller and Ernest Wilkinson). Milwaukee; Chicago: Raintree Editions; Distributed by Childrens Press. 599 P332g

Portrays grazing animals in their natural habitat.

Paulsen, Gary. (1987). Hatchet : a novel. New York: Bradbury Press. INTR-FIC P3324HA

After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning to survive initially with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.

Paulsen, Gary. (1992). Hatchet [sound recording]. New York, New York : Listening Library. ABC 80

On his way to visit his recently divorced father in the Canadian mountains, thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is the only survivor when the single-engine plane crashes. His body battered, his clothes in shreds, Brian must now stay alive in the boundless Canadian wilderness.

Paulsen, Gary. (2003). How Angel Peterson got his name. New York: Wendy Lamb Books. 921 P3323p

Author Gary Paulsen relates tales from his youth in a small town in northwestern Minnesota in the late 1940s and early 1950s, such as skiing behind a souped-up car and imitating daredevil Evel Knievel.

Paulsen, Gary. (2007). Lawn boy. (Illustrated by Pablo Bernasconi). New York: Wendy Lamb Books. INTR-FIC P3324La

Things get out of hand for a twelve-year-old boy when a neighbor convinces him to expand his summer lawn mowing business.

Paulsen, Gary. (2010). Lawn boy returns. New York : Wendy Lamb Books. INTR-FIC P3324Lar

Having expanded his summer lawn mowing job into an ever-growing business conglomerate, a twelve-year-old boy gets involved in high finance thanks to his hippie stockbroker, takes on sponsorship of a boxer, and becomes a media sensation. Then some really scarey guys showed up at the boxer’s gym.

Paulsen, Gary.(2011). Liar, liar : the theory, practice, and destructive properties of deception. New York : Wendy Lamb Books. INTR-FIC P3324Li

Fourteen-year-old Kevin is very good at lying and doing so makes life easier, but when he finds himself in big trouble with his friends, family, and teachers, he must find a way to end his lies forever.

Paulsen, Gary. (1993). Nightjohn. New York: Delacorte Press. INTR-FIC P3324NI

Twelve-year-old Sarny's brutal life as a slave becomes even more dangerous when a newly arrived slave offers to teach her how to read.

Paulsen, Gary.(2009). Notes from the dog. New York : Wendy Lamb Books. INTR-FIC P3324no

When Johanna shows up at the beginning of summer to house-sit next door to Finn, he has no idea of the profound effect she will have on his life by the time summer vacation is over.

Paulsen, Gary. (1995). The tortilla factory. (Paintings by Ruth Wright Paulsen). San Diego: Harcourt Brace. 641.8 P332t

Describes how corn is harvested and made into tortillas.  

Paulsen, Gary. (1984). Tracker. Scarsdale, N.Y.: Bradbury Press. INTR-FIC P3324TR

Only thirteen, John must track a deer in the Minnesota woods for his family's winter meat, and in doing so finds himself drawn to the doe who leads him and hating his role as hunter.

Paulsen, Gary. (1989). The voyage of the Frog. New York: Orchard Books. INTR-FIC P3324VO

When David goes out on his sailboat to scatter his recently deceased uncle's ashes to the wind, he is caught in a fierce storm and must survive many days on his own as he works out his feelings about life and his uncle.

Paulsen, Gary. (1989). The winter room. New York: Orchard Books. INTR-FIC P3324wi

A young boy growing up on a northern Minnesota farm describes the scenes around him and recounts his old Norwegian uncle's tales of an almost mythological logging past.

Paulsen, Gary.(2010). Woods runner. New York : Wendy Lamb Books. INTR-FIC P3324wo

From his 1776 Pennsylvania homestead, thirteen-year-old Samuel, who is a highly-skilled woodsman, sets out toward New York City to rescue his parents from the band of British soldiers and Indians who kidnapped them after slaughtering most of their community. Includes historical notes.

 

Author Information

Gary Paulsen [videorecording]. (1988). Minnetonka, Minn. : Hennepin County Library. VC 3690

Author of young adult and adult fiction discusses how and why he writes, and what has influenced his writing.

Gary Paulsen (1939 - ). (2009). In Something about the author, Vol. 189, pp. 140-150. Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database and REF PN451 .S6 v. 189.

Gary Paulsen (1939 - ). (2005). In Something about the author, Vol. 158, pp. 159-167. Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database and REF PN451 .S6 v. 158.

Gary Paulsen (1939 - ). (2000). In Something about the author, Vol. 111, pp. 136-145. Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database and REF PN451 .S6 v. 111.

Gary Paulsen (1939 - ). (1995). In Something about the author, Vol. 79, pp. 159-165. Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database and REF PN451 .S6 v. 79.

Gary Paulsen (1939 - ). (1989). In Something about the author, Vol. 54, pp. 76-82. Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database and REF PN451 .S6 v. 54.

Gary Paulsen (1939 - ). (1988). In Something about the author, Vol. 50, pp. 160-166. Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database and REF PN451 .S6 v. 50.

Gary Paulsen (1939 - ). (1981). In Something about the author, Vol. 22, pp. 192-193. Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database and REF PN451 .S6 v. 22.

 

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