Gary Paulsen

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Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen didn't like reading as a child until his librarian gave him a library card and kept urging him to read. As a child his faorite type of book was science fiction. Gary Paulsen is a big fan of nature. He also likes dog sled races and he was in two in Alaska. He had to quit because he had a heart attack while racing and he gave up his dogs. His favorite thing to do is writing.

Some of his popular books are...HatchetBrians WinterBrians ReturnWoods RunnerLawn BoyBrians HuntCrushCaught by the SeaThe Time HackersRoad Tripand hundreds others.

Born May 17, 1939 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He loved books when he was little. He ran away from his home at age 14 because his parents were fighting. He was a very bad student and flunked all of his classes. Eventualy he went back to Minnesota and lived in the woods. That is were he wrote his first book. He had to give up his passion of dogsled racing because of a heart attack. He now lives in Minnesota. Gary was having a tough time in life but he realy liked to read. This is what make him want to become a writer.

Gary Paulsen

Newbery MedalMargaret Edwards AwardRegina MedaSpur Award for Best Juvenile Fiction and Nonfiction






Samuel, 13, spends his days in the forest, hunting for food for his family. He has grown up on the frontier of a British colony, America. Far from any town, or news of the war against the King that American patriots have begun near Boston.But the war comes to them. British soldiers and Iroquois attack. Samuels parents are taken away, prisoners. Samuel follows, hiding, moving silently, determined to find a way to rescue them. Each day he confronts the enemy, and the tragedy and horror of this war. But he also discovers allies, men and women working secretly for the patriot cause. And he learns that he must go deep into enemy territory to find his parents: all the way to the British headquarters, New York City.I would surely recomend this book to someone becuse of all of the exitment and adventure as you watch Samuel search for his parents!

Woods Runner


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