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Gary Paulsen (1939–2021)

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Gary Paulsen was born on May 17, 1939 in Minnesota. He was working as a satellite technician for an aerospace firm in California when he realized he wanted to be a writer. He left his job and spent the next year in Hollywood as a magazine proofreader. His first book, Special War, was published in visa mer 1966. He has written more than 175 books for young adults including Brian's Winter, Winterkill, Harris and Me, Woodsong, Winterdance, The Transall Saga, Soldier's Heart, This Side of Wild, and Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books. Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room are Newbery Honor Books. He was the recipient of the 1997 Margaret A. Edwards Award for his lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

(eng) Gary Paulsen (1939-2021) was a popular writer of children's literature. He also wrote adult nonfiction (Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod).


Verk av Gary Paulsen

Hatchet (1987) 17,731 exemplar
Brian's Winter (1858) 5,598 exemplar
The River (1994) 4,188 exemplar
Brian's Hunt (2003) 3,293 exemplar
Lawn Boy (2007) 2,939 exemplar
Dogsong (1985) 2,842 exemplar
Brian's Return (2000) 2,633 exemplar
Woodsong (1990) 2,304 exemplar
The Winter Room (1989) 1,961 exemplar
Tracker (1984) 1,897 exemplar
Woods Runner (2010) 1,793 exemplar
Mudshark (2009) 1,697 exemplar
The Voyage of the Frog (1989) 1,512 exemplar
Nightjohn (1996) 1,291 exemplar
Harris and Me (1994) 1,234 exemplar
Soldier's Heart (1998) 1,231 exemplar
Mr. Tucket (1833) 1,052 exemplar
Guts (2001) 1,036 exemplar
Lawn Boy Returns (2010) 1,018 exemplar
Canyons (1990) 974 exemplar
The Haymeadow (1992) 927 exemplar
My Life in Dog Years (1998) 921 exemplar
The Cookcamp (1991) 787 exemplar
The Island (1988) 735 exemplar
The Transall Saga (1998) 682 exemplar
The Monument (1993) 663 exemplar
The Crossing (1987) 628 exemplar
The Tortilla Factory (1995) 603 exemplar
Masters of Disaster (2010) 603 exemplar
The Rifle (1995) 532 exemplar
How Angel Peterson Got His Name (2003) 492 exemplar
Notes from the Dog (2009) 491 exemplar
The Foxman (1977) 490 exemplar
Sarny (1997) 451 exemplar
The Car (1994) 408 exemplar
Call Me Francis Tucket (1800) 401 exemplar
The Boy Who Owned The School (1990) 348 exemplar
Road Trip (2013) 337 exemplar
A Christmas Sonata (1992) 328 exemplar
Tucket's Ride (Signature) (1656) 327 exemplar
Dancing Carl (1983) 326 exemplar
The Legend of Bass Reeves (2006) 312 exemplar
Shelf Life: Stories by the Book (2003) — Redaktör — 305 exemplar
Tucket's Gold (1999) 301 exemplar
Alida's Song (1999) 272 exemplar
Dogteam (1993) 263 exemplar
Sentries (1984) 263 exemplar
The Night the White Deer Died (1978) 262 exemplar
Escape, Return, Breakout (2000) 245 exemplar
The Time Hackers (2005) 240 exemplar
Danger on Midnight River (1900) 238 exemplar
The Legend of Red Horse Cavern (1994) 226 exemplar
Tracker / Dogsong / Hatchet (1987) 221 exemplar
The Schernoff Discoveries (1997) 219 exemplar
Canoe Days (1999) 200 exemplar
Escape from Fire Mountain (1994) 192 exemplar
Tucket's Home (1858) 192 exemplar
The Quilt (2004) 188 exemplar
The Tent (1995) 167 exemplar
Clabbered Dirt, Sweet Grass (1992) 157 exemplar
Northwind (2022) 153 exemplar
Hatchet: With Related Readings (1999) 150 exemplar
Worksong (1997) 133 exemplar
Father Water, Mother Woods (1994) 124 exemplar
The Seventh Crystal (1996) 100 exemplar
Field Trip (1605) 96 exemplar
Sisters/Hermanas (1993) 92 exemplar
Dunc's Halloween (1992) 92 exemplar
Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat (2016) 88 exemplar
Tiltawhirl John (1977) 77 exemplar
Cowpokes and Desperados (1993) 75 exemplar
How to Train Your Dad (2021) 72 exemplar
The Case of the Dirty Bird (1992) 67 exemplar
Grizzly (1997) 60 exemplar
Rodomonte's Revenge (1994) 59 exemplar
Vote (2013) 57 exemplar
Family Ties (1800) 48 exemplar
Captive! (1995) 45 exemplar
Fishbone's Song (2016) 44 exemplar
Devil's Wall (1995) 43 exemplar
Culpepper's Cannon (1992) 42 exemplar
Curse of the Ruins (1998) 41 exemplar
Dunc and Amos Hit the Big Top (1993) 36 exemplar
Dunc Breaks the Record (1992) 36 exemplar
Dunc Gets Tweaked (1992) 35 exemplar
Dunc's Undercover Christmas (1993) 35 exemplar
Dunc and the Flaming Ghost (1992) 32 exemplar
Dunc's Doll (1992) 30 exemplar
Amos Gets Famous (1992) 27 exemplar
The Treasure Ship (1996) 24 exemplar
Hook 'Em Snotty (1995) 23 exemplar
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Time Benders (1997) 20 exemplar
The Gorgon Slayer (1995) 19 exemplar
Perfect Danger (1996) 19 exemplar
Dunc's Dump (1993) 19 exemplar
Dunc and the Haunted Castle (1993) 18 exemplar
Dunc and the Scam Artists (1993) 18 exemplar
Coach Amos (1994) 18 exemplar
The Fourteenth Summer (1993) 17 exemplar
Murphy's Trail (1996) 16 exemplar
Prince Amos (1994) 16 exemplar
My Life In Dog Years: Ike (1997) 16 exemplar
Thunder Valley (1997) 16 exemplar
Skydive (1996) 15 exemplar
The Wild Culpepper Cruise (1993) 15 exemplar
Meteorite Track 291 (1979) 14 exemplar
Ice Race (1997) 13 exemplar
Madonna Stories (1989) 13 exemplar
Tasting the Thunder (1993) 12 exemplar
A Cry in the Wild [1990 film] (1991) — Screenwriter — 12 exemplar
Dunc and Amos Go to the Dogs (1996) 11 exemplar
Amos and the Vampire (1996) 11 exemplar
Amos Binder, Secret Agent (1996) 10 exemplar
Amos's Killer Concert Caper (1994) 10 exemplar
Amos Goes Bananas (1996) 9 exemplar
Amos Gets Married (1995) 9 exemplar
Murphy's Gold (1989) 9 exemplar
Kill fee (1990) 9 exemplar
Winterkill (1976) 8 exemplar
My Life in Dog Years: Dirk (1997) 8 exemplar
Amos and the Alien (1994) 8 exemplar
Murphy's Herd (1989) 8 exemplar
Murphy's War (1990) 8 exemplar
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Amos and the Chameleon Caper (1996) 7 exemplar
Vento del Nord (2022) 6 exemplar
Murphy (1987) 6 exemplar
Super Amos (1997) 5 exemplar
Clutterkill (1981) 5 exemplar
Hiking and backpacking (1978) 5 exemplar
The Sweeper (1980) 4 exemplar
Il mio amico geniale (2021) 4 exemplar
Hatchet / The River (1999) 4 exemplar
Dogsong[DOGSONG][Paperback] (2007) 4 exemplar
The Small Ones (1976) 4 exemplar
Nelle terre selvagge (2014) 4 exemplar
TV & movie animals (1980) 4 exemplar
Gefährliche Ferien (2005) 4 exemplar
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Some birds don't fly (1968) 3 exemplar
Chance for Escape (1970) 3 exemplar
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The CB Radio Caper (1977) 2 exemplar
The implosion effect (1976) 2 exemplar
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Things I Like Copy Colour (2011) 2 exemplar
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Lied der Wildnis. 1 exemplar
Brian's Hunt 1 exemplar
Lawn Boy - 2 1 exemplar
The Curse of the Cobra (1977) 1 exemplar
Compkill (1981) 1 exemplar
The Death Specialists (1977) 1 exemplar
Pied Piper 1 exemplar
Books 1 exemplar
Lawn Boy - 1 1 exemplar
Lawn Boy - 3 1 exemplar
The green recruit (1978) 1 exemplar

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Vedertaget namn
Paulsen, Gary
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Paulsen, Gary Melvin
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Tularosa, New Mexico
cardiac arrest
California, USA
Minnesota, USA
New Mexico, USA
Bemidji State University
University of Colorado
children's book author
Paulsen, Ruth Wright (wife)
United States Army
Priser och utmärkelser
Margaret A. Edwards Award (1997)
Regina Medal (1995)
Gary Paulsen (1939-2021) was a popular writer of children's literature. He also wrote adult nonfiction (Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod).



This is a direct continuation/alternate ending/retcon of Hatchet, the first book in the series. It changes the ending of Hatchet, so that Brian was still stuck in the wilderness as winter came. We therefore get to see how he applies his hard-earned survival experience and his wilderness-attuned mentality to get through the extreme cold and bad weather of winter.

I like this ending of the story better than the one in Hatched. Brian was ready for this extra challenge, so why deprive readers of the pleasure of seeing him cope with winter?

Once more, the writing is average and simplistic, but the survival and nature content still makes up for it. I'm giving it 3 stars instead of the 4 I gave to Hatchet, however, because I felt the storytelling was a bit by-the-numbers, as if Brian overcame the challenges too easily this time, so there was less conflict. It never felt like he might fail and die at any moment.

Still, this completes Brian's ordeal and coming-of-age nicely, and complements Hatchet as a life-changing experience for him.

One pet peeve: in the end, I would have liked more about what how Brian's family and the world in general reacted to his unexpected survival. I felt a bit cheated that this was not explored.
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jcm790 | 79 andra recensioner | May 26, 2024 |
This is a classic children's book in the adventure/survival genre. Brian is a 13-year-old boy who finds himself alone in a small plane above the Canadian wilderness, with the pilot dead from a heart attack.

You have to understand that Gary Paulsen is not a great writer. The writing is average at best, and the author often uses the technique of repeating the same observation several times in slightly different sentences. The book is also direct and simplistic, targeted to children rather than to the YA market.

Having said that, these flaws can be forgiven because this book has something valuable to offer: the tale of how Brian changes his mindset and gets attuned to the wilderness, in a world where the first pressing concern is getting food and the second protecting yourself against adverse weather and wild animals. In the beginning Brian is a scared child, and as the story advances he figures out the rules of this new environment and he changes to be able to survive. By the end we feel that, barring a tragic accident, he is will be able to cope with all the adversities the wilderness throws his way.

This is a short book, and one things get going the reading becomes fast and compulsive. Good for young, reluctant readers who enjoy adventure tales.
… (mer)
jcm790 | 580 andra recensioner | May 26, 2024 |
Book 2 in the series, although I'd personally advice you to read it third, after "Hatchet" and "Brian's Winter", since those two books tell a complete story that takes place before "The River".

Same flaws and appeal as the rest of the series. Simplistic writing, children literature rather than YA, but interesting for the adventure and for the psychological aspect of how Brian's mentality has changed to get attuned to and survive in the wilderness. Short and quick to read.

Here the reader's incredulity may be challenged more strongly by the excuse for Brian's return to the wilderness, and by yet another tragic accident that places him once again in an extreme situation, this time not only responsible for his life but for another person's. Still, I was able to suspend disbelief and enjoy the story without much problem, so 4 stars from me.… (mer)
jcm790 | 44 andra recensioner | May 26, 2024 |
This is a book about Brian, a 13-year-old boy who survived a plane crash and has to survive the wilderness of Canada until his parents can find him. This is a good book to show students how much they know and how to use their funds of knowledge to be successful. Throughout this book, the reader can see the themes of survival resilience, and self-discovery.
jxm304 | 580 andra recensioner | Apr 28, 2024 |


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