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Gary Paulsen

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Books by Gary Paulsen


Woods Runner (2010)

This was a really good book that reminded me of learning about the Revolutionary War and how horrible it all was. Everyone suffered so much and had such a hard time, even before the war broke out. Gary Paulsen brings it all to life with his grand descriptions of images and events that Samuel was ...

Woods Runner (2010) by Gary Paulsen

Mudshark (2009)

Originally $4.99 but marked down to $1.99 at my kids' school book fair. A short, two dollar book is worth it. I read almost every night to my kids, after all. We consume a lot of pages. So I picked up Mudshark not knowing anything about it or its author Gary Paulsen. I do know that Scholastic has...

Mudshark (2009) by Gary Paulsen

Lawn Boy Returns (2010)

This was terrible. I had hoped Gary would bring things back to reality a bit and maybe show the ups and downs of investing and return things to a more believable state but he doesn't. It was just more of the same without any real new insight or lessons. I really enjoy Gary's work for young reader...

Lawn Boy Returns (2010) by Gary Paulsen

Henry Moseley, Master of Disaster (2010)

If you are looking for a fun book to read aloud to your boys, look no further than this book.Recommended to me by a friend, it was an easy choice to read since my oldest son is a Gary Paulsen fan. While this book may be a great read for any boy, reading it aloud to my boys was such fun! We laug...

Henry Moseley, Master of Disaster (2010) by Gary Paulsen

Masters of Disaster (2000)

Henry has decided that he and his friends will no longer live the mediocre existence they have been living. As of today, Reed, Riley and himself will embark on an agenda of adventure. At age 12, these three will attempt to prove their manhood by becoming "men of action." Some of the extreme st...

Masters of Disaster (2000) by Gary Paulsen

Flat Broke: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Greed (2011)

Not as good as Liar, Liar but still a good book. I'm still kind of confused about why this is a young adult book, it really reads like it should be in the juvenile section. Kevin gets tongue tied around the girl he likes and is trying to make money so he can ask her out to a school dance. Well, h...

Flat Broke: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Greed (2011) by Gary Paulsen

Hatchet (2000)

I have to be honest. At first I was having a serious 'really?' moment as I started listening. The 'really?' was because this is a three-time Newberry Award winner, and I thought the prose was way too repetitive. The same word would be repeated three times. The same sentences twice. I was steeling...

Hatchet (2000) by Gary Paulsen

Guts: The True Stories behind Hatchet and the Brian Books (2001)

Goodreads Review Format 50pts.You will choose 5 of the 8 reading strategies to write in your review. You should be working on this while you are reading the book. Use this format and then copy and paste this information into goodreads.comEach strategy is worth 10pts. You should explain how y...

Guts: The True Stories behind Hatchet and the Brian Books (2001) by Gary Paulsen

Escape from Fire Mountain (1995)

Escape from Fire Mountain takes place in the Wabash mountains. A very happy family owns the Tall Pine hunting lodge down by the mountains. The characters are a brave young girl named Nikki she is an eleven year old brave young girl. There is also her mom and dad too. But, then her parents go away...

Escape from Fire Mountain (1995) by Gary Paulsen

Brian's Hunt (2005)

This book by Gary Paulsen entitled “Brian’s Hunt”, is the fifth and final book in his series. This is a book that I feel will catch the reader’s attention. It is about Brian, the main character, and his continued journey spending his time in the wild fishing and hunting. Brian previously surv...

Brian's Hunt (2005) by Gary Paulsen

The River (1998)

Hatchet was one of my favorite books as a young boy; it fed my desire to travel far away from my suburban existence to face the unknown. And here was a boy forced into extraordinary circumstances who survived! I didn't care that it was fiction and highly unlikely at times. I teach Hatchet now ...

The River (1998) by Gary Paulsen

How Angel Peterson Got His Name (2004)

Definitely, the adult in me was laughing at Angel Peterson. I was chuckling out loud while reading this book. My favorite story was when the boys went to the tent revival meeting and threw crab apples on the roof to mimic the “footsteps of God” just as the preacher was saying those words. When ...

How Angel Peterson Got His Name (2004) by Gary Paulsen

Brian's Winter (1998)

If you enjoy survival novels then this is the book for you. Brian shows how surviving in the wild has many cons but also pros that can help better a person I believe. Brian is a boy that was in a plane crash that landed in the rugged terrain and climate of Canada. He only had tools from the pl...

Brian's Winter (1998) by Gary Paulsen

My Life in Dog Years (1999)

The book My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen is a autobiography about him and the dogs he had in his time.In the book he talks about the many companions and adventures they had over their life.One of the dogs he talks about is his dog Cookie.Cookie was a sled dog that was given to him by a man w...

My Life in Dog Years (1999) by Gary Paulsen

The Car (2006)

The book The Car, by Gary Paulsen is a very interesting book that is similar to Voss, by David Ives and Salt, by Maurice Gee. They are similar because they both have the main character meet an interesting person that affects their judgement in a positive way. They learn a lot along the way and b...

The Car (2006) by Gary Paulsen

The Quilt (2005)

REQUIRED AUTHOR: GARY PAULSENThis book tells the story of a little six-year-old boy who goes to live with his grandma for a summer. During that time he goes with his grandma to visit his cousin's house to help her when she gives labor. There, he learns about the quilt that these women have made. ...

The Quilt (2005) by Gary Paulsen

Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day (2006)

J Short Chapter PaulsenIf you are looking for a funny and light book, this is the one. I chuckled throughout. Have you ever had one of "those days" when everything went wrong? Molly's day will make yours seem like nothing.Molly is a highly organized seventh grader, or at least she was when she...

Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day (2006) by Gary Paulsen

The Monument (1993)

Gary Paulsen was my first favorite author. After my fifth grade English teacher read us "Hatchet" and "The Winter Room," I wanted to read more of his books. Two years later I was into Edgar Alan Poe and two years after that I was reading Vikram Seth, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Anthony Burgess, Nathan...

The Monument (1993) by Gary Paulsen

Harris and Me (2007)

Whya 5 star rating?This is a laugh-out-loud, seriously hilarious book you will want to read over and over. With one of the funniest characters I have ever had the pleasure of reading, this story will make you want to relive your childhood!Plot Summary:"Harris and Me" by Gary Paulsen illustrates ...

Harris and Me (2007) by Gary Paulsen

Christmas Sonata (1999)

"Christmas Sonata" by Gary Paulsen was an easily relatable book. I found it interesting because the main character was the narrator and the main character was a small boy. It was normal for young children to question many things, but after he saw his neighbor dressed in a Santa suit, he just los...

Christmas Sonata (1999) by Gary Paulsen

Nightjohn (1995)

Nightjohn is a story of a young 12 year old girl, Sarny, under 19th century slavery. The reader learns early in the novel that her birth mother was sold when she was 4 years old. She was raised by mammy, another slave whose job it was to care for all the young children. Sarny guesses she is 12...

Nightjohn (1995) by Gary Paulsen

Dogsong (1999)

tDogsong is a fiction book by Gary Paulsen, it is about Russel who is a young teen who can't find himself. He feels lost with his life so he goes to this old guys house for help. The old mans name is Oogruk. Oogruk is a wise old fellow who lives close to Russel in their Eskimo village. Dogsong wa...

Dogsong (1999) by Gary Paulsen

Tracker / Dogsong / Hatchet - A Gary Paulsen Collection (2000)

The Book:Deer Hunting, a matter of survival for the Borne family became a life lesson for the boy, John. Every year John and his grandfather go deer hunting but not this year. Grandfather is dying. John must go get food for his Grandparents. He finds and tracks a doe. When the time comes for John...

Tracker / Dogsong / Hatchet - A Gary Paulsen Collection (2000) by Gary Paulsen

The Transall Saga (1999)

I really enjoyed this book -- but then, I've really enjoyed all the books by Gary Paulsen that I've read, be it as a kid/teenager or adult. It was quick and easy, but interesting and not completely predictable. I do agree with some of the other reviewers that it can be a bit contrived at times --...

The Transall Saga (1999) by Gary Paulsen

Grizzly (2011)

This book is amazing it will blow your mind.The genre of the book is adventure.I think that this book might not looke good but it will make you read more.The setting of the book is at the woods far away from where he lives.One night justin was sleeping and has a dog called old molly.Radar is als...

Grizzly (2011) by Gary Paulsen

Sarny (1999)

The book starts out as the main character explaining her life. Along the way she has two kids that she names, Tyler and Delie. Then one day they get taken because of a bad bet at a poker game. The man that won the poker game, came one day with a wagon and picked up the two children. That’s wher...

Sarny (1999) by Gary Paulsen

Brian's Return (2001)

I think that much of what makes Brian Robeson such a compelling figure is the way that his character reflects the life and philosophy of author Gary Paulsen. Brian is an intensely autobiographical creation, and the spirit of personal independence and craving for nothing more than to just be a par...

Brian's Return (2001) by Gary Paulsen

Caught by the Sea (2003)

Splash! Gary didn't know what's coming next. It was a matter of life or death. Only seven years old, having chicken pox,and smuggled on a troop ship trying to get to the Philippines. I thought he was going to die because he was swimming in shark infested waters. Yet making it alive to shore he li...

Caught by the Sea (2003) by Gary Paulsen

Captive! (2001)

I gave this book 4 stars because it was a realy good book. There are 4 boys that get kidnapped from school while there on a field trip. They escape the kidnappers about 3 or 4 times but then finaly this agent man comes and saves them. I liked this book because the boys are mischief like me. If I ...

Captive! (2001) by Gary Paulsen

The Rifle (2006)

Gun connoisseurs and Gary Paulsen fans, take notice! "The Rifle" is a book to fall in love with for a variety of reasons. While I know nothing about guns, I still found this book riveting and thought provoking. I love Paulsen's attention to detail and honesty in this novel.Plot Summary:"The Ri...

The Rifle (2006) by Gary Paulsen

Soldier's Heart: Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteers (2000)

Soldier's Heart is about a boy named Charley Goddard who is 15, and joins the Union soldiers in the American Civil War. He is not technically old enough to enlist in the army, but does it because it is a "once in a lifetime chance" to see a war. His mother is hesitant, but reluctantly agrees. Eve...

Soldier's Heart: Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteers (2000) by Gary Paulsen

Danger on Midnight River (1995)

This book will make your mind blow up.The genre of this book is adventure.I think this is such a amazing book ive read.With just one or two chapter you read you will love it. The setting of the story is in forest where their is danger.Daniel is a boy that has no friends but spends most of his tim...

Danger on Midnight River (1995) by Gary Paulsen

The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer (2002)

This was a real good book if you like the outdoors and farming. It was about a boy who ran away from home because his parents love to drink all the time. He was young with no food, or home,and he was living on the streets with no money. He came to a farm that needed help on the beet fields. The f...

The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer (2002) by Gary Paulsen

The White Fox Chronicles (2002)

Very few people on Goodreads appear to have read this book. There's a reason for that. I read this in 8th grade, and really enjoyed reading it. And why not - the book is basically a combination of just about every action movie you've ever seen. I think Gary Paulson just wrote this book because he...

The White Fox Chronicles (2002) by Gary Paulsen

The Amazing Life of Birds: The Twenty-Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech (2006)

GARY PAULSEN CATEGORYDuane. I feel your pain. Sometimes I feel like I'm going to turn into a zit too. I'm sorry that it doesn't go away with puberty. We can be zit monsters together. The Amazing Life of Birds does exactly what the rest of the title depicts. It follows the 20 day puberty journal o...

The Amazing Life of Birds: The Twenty-Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech (2006) by Gary Paulsen

The Wild Culpepper Cruise (1993)

Mystery, action, humor. A simple plot  for older students that is a fun and a quick read. Calm Dunc is friends with the quirky, hyper Amos. When Amos wins a trip on a cruise ship, he brings Dunc along with his parents. Only problem is that Amos's parents are just as lost as him. When Amos picks u...

The Wild Culpepper Cruise (1993) by Gary Paulsen

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