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  1. Gary Paulsen By: Ryan Freeman

  2. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1939 • Has written more than 200 books • Primarily wilderness stories for teenage readers • Won the Margaret Edwards Award in 1997 for his contributions of writing teenage books • Wrote three books that were runners-up for the Newberry Medal • Dogsong • Hatchet • The Winter Room

  3. Books Written by Gary Paulsen • Hatchet • Brian’s Winter • The River • Brian’s Hunt • Dogsong • Lawn Boy • Brian’s Return • Woodsong • The Winter Room • Harris and Me • Tracker • The Voyage of the Frog • Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod • Mudshark • Nightjohn • Woods Runner • Soldier’s Heart • Hatchet: The Truth • Canyons • My Life in Dog Years • Mr. Tucket • The Haymeadow • The Transall Saga • The Island • The Cookcamp • Lawn Boy Returns • The Rifle • The Monument • How Angel Peterson Got His Name • Notes from the Dog • Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers • The Crossing • Sarny • The Foxman • The Car • The Tortilla Factory • The Boy Who Owned the School • Caught by the Sea, My Life on Boats • Dancing Carl • Call Me Francis Tucket • Shelf Life: Stories by the Book • Liar, Liar • Masters of Disaster • The Legend of Bass Reeves • A Christmas Sonata • Escape, Return, Breakout • Tucket’s Ride • Tucket’s Gold • The Night the White Deer Died • Sentries • The Time Hackers • Alida’s Song • The Schernoff Discoveries • Dogteam • Danger on the Midnight River • The Legend of Red Horse Cavern • Clabbered Dirt, Sweet Grass • The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer • Dunc and Amos Go to the Dogs • Skydive

  4. Books Written by Gary Paulsen, Cont’d • Tucket’s Home • The Tent • The Amazing Life of Birds • The Quilt • Flat Broke • Escape from Fire Mountain • Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day • Road Trip • Popcorn Days and Buttermilk Nights • Worksong • The Class Café • Canoe Days • Father Water, Mother Woods • Crush • Paintings from the Cave • Eastern Sun, Winter Moon • Sisters/Hermanas • The Seventh Crystal • Tiltawhirl John • Pilgrimage on a Steel Ride • Dunc’s Halloween • Cowpokes and Desperados • Vote • The Case of the Dirty Bird • Rodomonte’s Revenge • Zero to Sixty • Dunc and Amos Hit the Big Top • Grizzly • Captive! • The Rock Jockeys • Dunc Breaks the Record • Transall Saga: Blue Light • World of Adventure • Dunc Gets Tweaked • Curse of the Ruins • Dunc’s Undercover Christmas • Amos gets Famous • Dunc and Amos Meet the Slasher • Dunc and the Haunted Castle • My Life in Dog Years: Ike • Dunc and Amos and the Red Tattoos • Culpepper’s Cannon • The Curse of the Cobra • Project: A Perfect World • Dunc and the Flaming Ghost • Coach Amos • Dunc’s Dump • Dunc’s Doll • Hook ‘Em Snotty • The Gorgon Slayer • Tasting the Thunder • Prince Amos • Winterkill • Dunc and the Scam Artists • Thunder Valley • The Treasure of El Patron • The Wild Culpepper Cruise • Madonna Stories • Ice Race • My Life in Dog Years: Dirk • Murphy’s Ambush • My Life in Dog Years: Snowball • Full of Hot Air • Amos and the Vampire • The Creature of Black Water Lake • Amos Gets Married • Murphy’s Trail • The Grass Eaters • The Fourteenth Summer • Hiking and Backpacking • Murphy • Amos and the Alien • Time Benders • My Life in Dog Years: Fred • Amos’ Killer Concert Caper

  5. Books Written by Gary Paulsen, Cont’d • Murphy’s Stand • Meteorite Track 291 • Clutterkill • Sailing, from Jibs to Jibing • TV & Movie Animals • Dunc and the Greased Sticks of Doom • Amonder Binder, Secret Agent • Dunc and Amos on Thin Ice • Tucket’s Ride • Canoeing, Kayaking, and Rafting • Chance for Escape • Dunc and the Scam Artists • Dunc and Amos and the Red Tattoos • Murphy’s Gold • Dribbling, Shooting, and Scoring—Sometimes • The Sweeper • Successful Home Repeair • The CB Radio Caper • Beat the System: A Survival Guide • The Treasure Ship • Hitting, Pitching, & Running Maybe • Farm • GefahrlichFerien • Murphy’s Herd • Devil’s Wall • Flight of the Hawk • Amos Goes Bananas • La cervabianca • Lawn Boy • Amos and the Chameleon Caper • Guts • The Wild Culpepper Cruise • Kill fee

  6. Gary Paulsen Quotes • “I read like a wolf eats. I read myself to sleep every night.” • “If books could have more, give more, be more, show more, they would still need readers who bring to them sound and smell and light and all the rest that can’t be in books.The book needs you.”  • “I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books.”

  7. References/Related Websites • Amazon. "Hatchet: Gary Paulsen." n.d. Web site. 16 December 2013. <http://www.amazon.com/Hatchet-Gary-Paulsen/dp/1416936475>. • American Library Association. Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present. n.d. Web site. 16 December 2013. <http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberyhonors/newberymedal>. • Blogspot. n.d. Picture. 16 December 2013. <http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RvyeHbSvxB0/T6J9qaHZleI/AAAAAAAAA1s/BAUOeqQawGI/s1600/Paulsen-Childs-Book_367317c.jpg>. • GoodReads. "Dogsong." n.d. Web site. 16 December 2013. <https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/760848.Dogsong>. • —. Gary Paulsen Quotes. n.d. Web site. 16 December 2013. <https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/18.Gary_Paulsen>. • Random House. Gary Paulsen. n.d. Web site. 16 December 2013. <http://www.randomhouse.com/features/garypaulsen/newadventures.html>. • Scholastic. "The Winter Room by Gary Paulsen." n.d. Picture. 16 December 2013. <http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/winter-room>. • Young Adult Library Services Association. 1997 Margaret A. Edwards Award Winner. n.d. Web site. 16 December 2013. <http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklistsawards/bookawards/margaretaedwards/maeprevious/1997awardwinner>.