Guts The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books

Here are the real events that inspired Gary Paulsen to write Brian Robeson's story in Hatchet, The River, Brian's Winter, Brian's Return, and Brian's Hunt: a stint as a volunteer...

Mudshark

Mudshark is cool. He's fast-thinking and fast-moving, and with his photographic memory, he's the go-to guy with the answers. Lost your shoe? Your dad's car? Can't find your...

The Amazing Life of Birds The Twenty-Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech

I should have seen it coming.A long time before it came I should have known.I was six or seven years old and there was a girl living next door named Peggy. She was a year older...

Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers Reflections on Being Raised by a Pack of Sled Dogs

"Gary Paulsen, three of whose novels, Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room, have been Newbery Honor books, focuses in Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers on Cookie, his longtime...

My Life in Dog Years

Gary Paulsen has owned dozens of unforgettable and amazing dogs. In each chapter he tells of one special dog, among them Cookie, the sled dog who saved his life; Snowball, the...

Lawn Boy

One day I was twelve years old and broke. I set out to mow some lawns with Grandpa's old riding mower. One client was Arnold the stockbroker, who offered to teach me about: the...

Dogsong

Gary Paulsen’s Dogsong—a Newbery Honor Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults—is the graphic, coming-of-age tale of a modern Eskimo lad and his consuming vision quest...

Tucket's Gold

In 1848, Francis Tucket was stolen from his family while they were travelling west along the Oregon Trail. After his escape, he spent a year learning the ways of the land from a...

The Night the White Deer Died

When Janet’s parents divorce, the 15-year-old moved with her mother to the isolated artist colony in Tres Pinos, New Mexico. As the only Anglo girl in her class, Janet feels...

The Voyage of the Frog

“I am going to be cremated. I want you to take my ashes out alone on the Frog, out to sea alone, and leave me there. Take me to where you can’t see land and scatter my ashes...

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