Gary paulsen how many books

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Gary Paulsen was born in in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He ran away from home at age fourteen to travel with a carnival. He began writing for a living many years and jobs later, and he published numerous articles and books for adults before writing his first book for young people. Now he writes books that he'd want to read if he were a kid. Of all the books he has written, Hatchet is one of his favorites. He says, "It struck some nerve that I still don't understand. Paulsen researches his books very carefully and thoroughly; he calls this research "personal inspection at zero altitude.
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Toggle navigation. Gary developed a love of reading as a young boy. At the age of seven his mother took him to the Philippines to live with his father but both parents were alcoholics and after two years he returned to the U. At 14 he ran away and worked as a carnival hand for the summer. He spent 3 years in the army and then worked at construction, as a sailor, truck driver, and ranch hand. Interesting Gary Paulsen Facts: Gary Paulsen grew up in relative poverty due to his parent's alcoholism. Gary Paulsen graduated from high school in with only a D- average.

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Gary James Paulsen born May 17, [1] is an American writer of young adult literature , best known for coming of age stories about the wilderness. He is the author of more than books and has written more than magazine articles and short stories, and several plays, all primarily for teenagers. He won the Margaret Edwards Award from the American Library Association in for his lifetime contribution in writing for teens. The book, which is written in first person, begins when Paulsen was seven, living in Chicago with his mother. Paulsen described several traumatic occurrences that transpired during the three years that are chronicled by the book. For example, one day while his mother was napping, Gary sneaked outside to play. There a vagrant snatched him and apparently attempted to molest him, but his mother suddenly appeared on the scene and beat the man to death.

Paulsen was a book lover from his childhood. He developed love for reading at a young age. When he got the first book issued from the library he went to the basement of his house and read it without a stop. He then read several books in the basement of his house. He lived with different people, first with his grandmother then at the age of seven he went living with his mother, who took him to Manila, Philippines, where his father was already living. But every day bickering attitude and sometimes severe conflicts of his parents led Paulsen distressed. He came back home and studied high school; graduating in with a D- average.


  1. Susanne W. says:

    Gary Paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young readers. He has written more than one hundred book for adults and young readers, and is the author of three Newbery Honor titles: Dogsong, Hatchet, and The Winter Room. He divides his time among.

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