Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gary Paulsen (born May 17, 1939) is an American writer, who writes many young adult coming of age stories about the wilderness. He is the author of more than 200 books (many of which are out of print), 200 magazine articles and short stories, and several plays, all primarily for young adults and teens. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Paulsen was raised by his parents and later lived with his grandmother and aunts. At the age of 14, he ran away from home to join a carnival. Paulsen used his work as a magazine proofreader to learn the craft of writing. In 1966, his first book was published under the title The Special War . His pen name for books is Phillip Paulsen. Using his varied life experiences, especially those of an outdoorsman (a hunter, trapper, and two-time competitor in the 1,150-mile (1,850 km) Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race), Paulsen writes about what he knows best. Much of Paulsen's work features the outdoors and highlights the importance of nature. He often uses "coming of age" themes in his novels, where a character masters the art of survival in isolation as a rite of passage to manhood and maturity. He is critical of technology and has been called a Luddite.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134904538
  • 9786134904537