Gary Paulsen

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Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen

Biography-Born May 17th, 1939-Discovered a love for reading at a young age-Had a difficult childhood; ran away from home at age fourteen-Served in the army-Had a wide range of jobs before turning to writing at twenty-six-Ran the Iditarod -Has a home in Alaska and New Mexico

Fun Facts-Gary Paulsen has run the Iditarod twice-He owns land in Alaska where he raises and trains sled dogs-His wife, Ruth Paulsen, is an artist who has provided the artwork for many of his books-He has written over 200 books-He often writes for over twenty hours a day!

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