Presentation on theme: "“Read like a wolf eats”. Published works  Brian's Sagaedit HatchetHatchet (1987) (Has an alternate ending which makes great continuity with Brian's."— Presentation transcript:
Published works  Brian's Sagaedit HatchetHatchet (1987) (Has an alternate ending which makes great continuity with Brian's Winter) The RiverThe River (Hatchet: The Return) (1991) Brian's WinterBrian's Winter (Hatchet: Winter) (1996) Brian's ReturnBrian's Return (Hatchet: The Call) (1999) Brian's HuntBrian's Hunt (2003)  Murphy seriesedit MurphyMurphy (1987) Murphy's GoldMurphy's Gold (1988) Murphy's HerdMurphy's Herd (1989) Murphy's WarMurphy's War (1990) Co-authored by Brian BurksMurphy's Stand (1993)Murphy's Stand Murphy's AmbushMurphy's Ambush (1995) Murphy's TrailMurphy's Trail (1996)  Alida's seriesedit The CookcampThe Cookcamp (1991) Alida's SongAlida's Song (1999) The QuiltThe Quilt (2004)  World of Adventureedit The Legend of Red Horse CavernThe Legend of Red Horse Cavern (1994) Rodomonte's Revenge Rodomonte's Revenge (Video Trap) (1994) Escape from Fire Mountain Escape from Fire Mountain (1995) The Rock JockeysThe Rock Jockeys (Devil's Wall) (1995) Hook 'Em Snotty!Hook 'Em Snotty! (1995) Danger on Midnight River Danger on Midnight River (1995) The Gorgon SlayerThe Gorgon Slayer (1995) Captive!Captive! (1995) Project - A Perfect World Project - A Perfect World (Perfect Danger) (1996) The Treasure of El Patron The Treasure of El Patron (Treasure Ship) (1996) Skydive!Skydive! (1996) The Seventh CrystalThe Seventh Crystal (1996) The Creature of Black Water LakeThe Creature of Black Water Lake (1997) Time BendersTime Benders (1997) GrizzlyGrizzly (1997) Thunder ValleyThunder Valley (1998) Curse of the RuinsCurse of the Ruins (1998) Flight of the HawkFlight of the Hawk (1998)  Tales to Tickle the Funnyboneedit The Boy Who Owned the SchoolThe Boy Who Owned the School (1990) Harris and MeHarris and Me (1993) The Schernoff Discoveries The Schernoff Discoveries (1997) The Glass CafeThe Glass Cafe (2003) Molly McGinty Has a Really Good DayMolly McGinty Has a Really Good Day (2004) The Amazing Life of Birds: The Twenty-Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech The Amazing Life of Birds: The Twenty-Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech (2006) Lawn BoyLawn Boy (2007)  Culpepper Adventuresedit The Case of the Dirty Bird The Case of the Dirty Bird (1992) Dunc's DollDunc's Doll (1992) Culpepper's Cannon Culpepper's Cannon (1992) Dunc Gets TweakedDunc Gets Tweaked (1992) Dunc's HalloweenDunc's Halloween (1992) Dunc Breaks the Record Dunc Breaks the Record (1992) Dunc and the Flaming GhostDunc and the Flaming Ghost (1992) Amos Gets FamousAmos Gets Famous (1993) Dunc and Amos Hit the Big TopDunc and Amos Hit the Big Top (1993) Dunc's DumpDunc's Dump (1993) Dunc and the Scam Artists Dunc and the Scam Artists (1993) Dunc and Amos and the Red TattoosDunc and Amos and the Red Tattoos (1993) Dunc's Undercover ChristmasDunc's Undercover Christmas (1993) Wild Culpepper Cruise Wild Culpepper Cruise (1993) Dunc and the Haunted CastleDunc and the Haunted Castle (1993) Cowpokes and DesperadoesCowpokes and Desperadoes (1994) Prince AmosPrince Amos (1994) Coach AmosCoach Amos (1994) Amos and the AlienAmos and the Alien (1994) Dunc and Amos Meet the SlasherDunc and Amos Meet the Slasher (1994) Dunc and the Greased Sticks of Doom Dunc and the Greased Sticks of Doom (1994) Amos's Killer Concert CaperAmos's Killer Concert Caper (1994) Amos Gets MarriedAmos Gets Married (1995) Amos Goes Bananas Amos Goes Bananas (1995) Dunc and Amos Go to the DogsDunc and Amos Go to the Dogs (1996) Amos and the Vampire Amos and the Vampire (1996) Amos and the Chameleon CaperAmos and the Chameleon Caper (1996) Amos Binder, Secret Agent Amos Binder, Secret Agent (1997) Dunc and Amos on Thin IceDunc and Amos on Thin Ice (1997) Super AmosSuper Amos (1997)  Other novelsedit Sarny Nightjohn The Special WarThe Special War (1966) Some Birds Don't Fly Some Birds Don't Fly (1968) The Death Specialists The Death Specialists (1976) The Implosion Effect The Implosion Effect (1976) C. B. JockeyC. B. Jockey (1977) (alternate title of The C.B. Radio Caper?) The Golden StickThe Golden Stick (1977) Tiltawhirl JohnTiltawhirl John (1977) (also known as Tasting the Thunder in the UK) The C. B. Radio Caper The C. B. Radio Caper (1977) Foxman (1977) WinterkillWinterkill (1977) The Curse of the Cobra The Curse of the Cobra (1977) The Green RecruitThe Green Recruit (1978) The Spitball GangThe Spitball Gang (1980) CompkillCompkill (1981) The SweeperThe Sweeper (1981) ClutterkillClutterkill (1982) Dancing CarlDancing Carl (1983) Popcorn Days and Buttermilk Nights Popcorn Days and Buttermilk Nights (1983) TrackerTracker (1984) DogsongDogsong (1985) Sentries (1986) The CrossingThe Crossing (1987) The IslandThe Island (1988) Night RitualsNight Rituals (1989) The Voyage of the Frog The Voyage of the Frog (1989) The Winter RoomThe Winter Room (1989) CanyonsCanyons (1990) Kill FeeKill Fee (1990) The Night the White Deer DiedThe Night the White Deer Died (1990) The MonumentThe Monument (1991) Clabbered Dirt, Sweet GrassClabbered Dirt, Sweet Grass (1992) The HaymeadowThe Haymeadow (1992) (known as The Fourteenth Summer in the UK) A Christmas SonataA Christmas Sonata (1992) DogteamDogteam (1993) Sisters / HermanasSisters / Hermanas (1993) (includes Spanish translation by Gloria de Aragon Andujar) The CarThe Car (1994) The TentThe Tent (1995) The Tortilla FactoryThe Tortilla Factory (1995) The RifleThe Rifle (1995) WorksongWorksong (1997) Ice RaceIce Race (1997) (alternate title of Woodsong or Winterdance?) The Transall SagaThe Transall Saga (1998) (known as Blue Light in the UK) Soldier's HeartSoldier's Heart (1998) Canoe DaysCanoe Days (1999) The Beet FieldsThe Beet Fields (2000) The White Fox Chronicles The White Fox Chronicles (2000) The Time HackersThe Time Hackers (2005) The Legend of Bass Reeves The Legend of Bass Reeves (2006) MudsharkMudshark (2009) Notes from the DogNotes from the Dog (2009) Woods RunnerWoods Runner (2010) Lawn Boy Lawn Boy ReturnsLawn Boy Returns (2010) Masters of DisasterMasters of Disaster (2010) Liar, LiarLiar, Liar (March 8, 2011) Guts (autobiography) Guts (autobiography) (2001)  Non-Fictionedit The Grass-Eaters: Real AnimalsThe Grass-Eaters: Real Animals (1976) The Small OnesThe Small Ones (1976) Hitting, Pitching, and RunningHitting, Pitching, and Running (1976) Martin Luther King: The Man Who Climbed the MountainMartin Luther King: The Man Who Climbed the Mountain (1976) Dribbling, Shooting, and ScoringDribbling, Shooting, and Scoring (1976) Careers in an Airport Careers in an Airport (1977) Tackling, Running, and KickingTackling, Running, and Kicking (1977) Riding, Roping, and BulldoggingRiding, Roping, and Bulldogging (1977) Farm: A History And Celebration of the American Farmer Farm: A History And Celebration of the American Farmer (1977) Running, Jumping, and ThrowingRunning, Jumping, and Throwing (1978) Successful Home Repair: When Not to Call the ContractorSuccessful Home Repair: When Not to Call the Contractor (1978) Forehanding and BackhandingForehanding and Backhanding (1978) Hiking and Backpacking Hiking and Backpacking (1978) Downhill, Hotdogging and Cross-Country Downhill, Hotdogging and Cross-Country (1979) Facing Off, Checking and GoaltendingFacing Off, Checking and Goaltending (1979) Launching, Floating High and LandingLaunching, Floating High and Landing (1979) Pummeling, Falling and Getting Up- SometimesPummeling, Falling and Getting Up- Sometimes (1979) Track, Enduro and MotocrossTrack, Enduro and Motocross (1979) Canoeing, Kayaking, and RaftingCanoeing, Kayaking, and Rafting (1979) Going Very Fast in a Circle Going Very Fast in a Circle (1979) Athletics: Focus On Sport Athletics: Focus On Sport (1980) Ice Hockey: Focus On SportIce Hockey: Focus On Sport (1980) Motor Cycling: Focus On SportMotor Cycling: Focus On Sport (1980) Motor Racing: Focus On SportMotor Racing: Focus On Sport (1980) Skiing: Focus On Sport Skiing: Focus On Sport (1980) Tennis: Focus On Sport Tennis: Focus On Sport (1980) T.V. and Movie Animals T.V. and Movie Animals (1980) (with Art Browne, Jr) Money Saving Home Repair Guide: Successful Home Improvement SeriesMoney Saving Home Repair Guide: Successful Home Improvement Series (1981) Sailing: From Jibs to Jibing Sailing: From Jibs to Jibing (1981) Beat the System: A Survival GuideBeat the System: A Survival Guide (1982) The Madonna Stories The Madonna Stories (1988) WoodsongWoodsong (1990) Eastern Sun, Winter Moon Eastern Sun, Winter Moon (1993) Full of Hot Air: Launching, Floating High, And LandingFull of Hot Air: Launching, Floating High, And Landing (1993) A Guide for Using Hatchet in the Classroom A Guide for Using Hatchet in the Classroom (1994) Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the IditarodWinterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod (1994) Father Water, Mother WoodsFather Water, Mother Woods (1994) Puppies, Dogs, and Blue NorthersPuppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers (1996) My Life in Dog Years My Life in Dog Years (1998) Pilgrimage on a Steel Ride: A Memoir of Men and Motorcycles Pilgrimage on a Steel Ride: A Memoir of Men and Motorcycles (1997) All Aboard: Stories from Big BooksAll Aboard: Stories from Big Books (1998) (various authors, including Paulsen excerpt?) Zero to Sixty: A Motorcycle Journey Through Midlife (1999) (reprint title of Pilgrimage on a Steel Ride) Zero to Sixty: A Motorcycle Journey Through Midlife Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books (2001) Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books Caught by the Sea - My Life on Boats (2001) Caught by the Sea - My Life on Boats How Angel Peterson Got His Name (2003) How Angel Peterson Got His Name  Awards and recognitionedit Newbery Honor Book 1986 - Dogsong  Newbery Honor  Newbery Honor Book 1988 - Hatchet   Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards 1989 - The Winter Room  Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards  Newbery Honor Book 1990 - The Winter Room   Sequoyah Book Award 1990 Young Adult - Hatchet  Sequoyah Book Award  Western Writers of America Golden Spurs Award - The Haymeadow Western Writers of America Margaret Edwards Award 1997 Winner  Margaret Edwards Award  Sequoyah Book Award 2010 Children's - Lawn Boy  Sequoyah Book AwardLawn Boy 
Like all writers, Gary Paulsen’s writing is based on his life experiences, but most writers don’t have access to the kind of action-packed, adventurous life that is Gary Paulsen’s.
For example, “Me” in Harris and Me Copyright 1993 Born in 1939, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to parents who “was puke drunks,” Gary Paulsen learned as a small boy that he would have to take care of himself in this life. Paulsen has written a similar painful beginning for many of his young characters in his novels.
Delacorte Press Copyright 2000 In his novel The Beet Fields, the 16 year old protagonist, referred to only as “the boy,” runs away from his abusive, dysfunctional home and works in a carnival, labors in the beet fields, and comes of age—a mirror image of the author’s life at 16.
“A lot of the books—My Life In Dog Years, How Angel Peterson Got His Name, The Beet Fields, Caught By The Sea, Father Water Mother Woods, A Christmas Sonata, Guts, Alida's Song and The Quilt—are about me and my life so I guess I'm a real life character.”— from www.randomhouse.com Gary Paulsen webpagewww.randomhouse.com
Run away from home at age 14 Traveled with a carnival Worked on a farm Been an electronics engineer Worked in construction Been a ranch hand, a truck driver, and a sailor Run the 1800 mile Iditarod in Alaska twice Worked as a satellite technician for an aerospace firm Spent a year as a Hollywood magazine proofreader Written over 175 books in many genres Been married twice Raised three children, two boys and a girl Fished Hunted Flown airplanes Been a soldier in the US Army And…
Newbery Honor Book 1986 - Dogsong Newbery Honor Newbery Honor Book 1988 - Hatchet Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards 1989 - The Winter Room Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards Newbery Honor Book 1990 - The Winter Room Sequoyah Book Award 1990 Young Adult - Hatchet  Sequoyah Book Award  Western Writers of America Golden Spurs Award - The Haymeadow Western Writers of America Margaret Edwards Award 1997 Winner Margaret Edwards Award Sequoyah Book Award 2010 Children's - Lawn Boy Sequoyah Book Award
Soldier's Heart Harris and Me (my personal favorite!) Dogsong Nightjohn
He shows respect for his adolescent audience; he doesn’t “talk down” to them. He uses vivid images in his writing to make his stories come alive. His characters are real and believable—they look, sound, and act like people in our everyday lives. The stories are fast paced, believable, exciting, and often humorous. The problems the protagonists face reflect those of everyday, real kids.
Paulsen’s love of books began when he went into a library, seeking a warm place on a cold day. The librarian gave him a library card, and he began reading one book after another. Now Gary Paulsen writes, “18-, 19-, 20-hour days completely committed to work. Totally viciously, obsessively committed to work, the way I’d run dogs” (Paulsen ). Kids love to read his books; they send him as many as 200 letters a day!
Gary Paulsen Currently lives with his wife, Ruth, dividing his time between a home in New Mexico and a boat in the Pacific Ocean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7 ADtOjxmRs