The Time Hackers

Ever open your locker and find that some joker has left something really weird inside?Seventh grader Dorso Clayman opens his and finds a dead body.Thirty seconds later, it...

The Glass Cafe Or the Stripper and the State; How My Mother Started a War with the System That Made Us Kind of Rich and a Little Bit Famous

The story is all true and happened to me and is mine.Tony's mom, Al, is a terrific single mother who works as a dancer at the Kitty Kat Club. Twelve-year-old Tony is a budding...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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