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Gary Paulsen (1939–2021)

Forfatter af Hatchet

258+ Værker 83,555 Medlemmer 1,852 Anmeldelser 51 Favorited

Om forfatteren

Gary Paulsen was born on May 17, 1939 in Minnesota. He was working as a satellite technician for an aerospace firm in California when he realized he wanted to be a writer. He left his job and spent the next year in Hollywood as a magazine proofreader. His first book, Special War, was published in vis mere 1966. He has written more than 175 books for young adults including Brian's Winter, Winterkill, Harris and Me, Woodsong, Winterdance, The Transall Saga, Soldier's Heart, This Side of Wild, and Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books. Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room are Newbery Honor Books. He was the recipient of the 1997 Margaret A. Edwards Award for his lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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(eng) Gary Paulsen (1939-2021) was a popular writer of children's literature. He also wrote adult nonfiction (Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod).

Serier

Værker af Gary Paulsen

Hatchet (1987) 17,934 eksemplarer, 583 anmeldelser
Brian's Winter (1996) 5,679 eksemplarer, 80 anmeldelser
The River (1994) 4,251 eksemplarer, 45 anmeldelser
Brian's Hunt (2003) 3,346 eksemplarer, 34 anmeldelser
Lawn Boy (2007) 2,980 eksemplarer, 59 anmeldelser
Dogsong (1985) 2,880 eksemplarer, 33 anmeldelser
Brian's Return (2000) 2,672 eksemplarer, 34 anmeldelser
Woodsong (1990) 2,341 eksemplarer, 108 anmeldelser
The Winter Room (1989) 1,988 eksemplarer, 32 anmeldelser
Tracker (1984) 1,943 eksemplarer, 22 anmeldelser
Woods Runner (2010) 1,822 eksemplarer, 43 anmeldelser
Mudshark (2009) 1,746 eksemplarer, 28 anmeldelser
The Voyage of the Frog (1989) 1,536 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
Nightjohn (1996) 1,309 eksemplarer, 95 anmeldelser
Harris and Me (1994) 1,245 eksemplarer, 38 anmeldelser
Soldier's Heart (1998) 1,241 eksemplarer, 38 anmeldelser
Mr. Tucket (1994) 1,078 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Guts (2001) 1,047 eksemplarer, 38 anmeldelser
Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod (1994) 1,043 eksemplarer, 39 anmeldelser
Lawn Boy Returns (2010) 1,043 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Canyons (1990) 986 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
The Haymeadow (1992) 943 eksemplarer, 10 anmeldelser
My Life in Dog Years (1998) 933 eksemplarer, 20 anmeldelser
The Cookcamp (1991) 795 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers (1996) 757 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
The Island (1988) 753 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
The Transall Saga (1998) 691 eksemplarer, 15 anmeldelser
The Monument (1993) 670 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The Crossing (1987) 637 eksemplarer, 15 anmeldelser
Masters of Disaster (2010) 618 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
The Tortilla Factory (1995) 614 eksemplarer, 10 anmeldelser
The Rifle (1995) 535 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
The Foxman (1977) 497 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
How Angel Peterson Got His Name (2003) 496 eksemplarer, 19 anmeldelser
Notes from the Dog (2009) 495 eksemplarer, 21 anmeldelser
Sarny (1997) 458 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Call Me Francis Tucket (1995) 417 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Car (1994) 414 eksemplarer, 10 anmeldelser
The Boy Who Owned The School (1990) 356 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Caught by the Sea: My Life on Boats (2001) 350 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Road Trip (2013) 345 eksemplarer, 15 anmeldelser
Tucket's Ride (Signature) (1997) 334 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
A Christmas Sonata (1992) 333 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Dancing Carl (1983) 330 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs (2015) 322 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
The Legend of Bass Reeves (2006) 316 eksemplarer, 12 anmeldelser
Shelf Life: Stories by the Book (2003) — Redaktør — 313 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Tucket's Gold (1999) 309 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Alida's Song (1999) 276 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
Sentries (1984) 268 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Dogteam (1993) 266 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Night the White Deer Died (1978) 265 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Escape, Return, Breakout (2000) 245 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Danger on Midnight River (1900) 242 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
The Time Hackers (2005) 240 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
The Legend of Red Horse Cavern (1994) 226 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Schernoff Discoveries (1997) 224 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Tracker / Dogsong / Hatchet (1987) 221 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Canoe Days (1999) 204 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood (2021) 204 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser
Tucket's Home (2000) 197 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Escape from Fire Mountain (1994) 196 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Hatchet: With Connections (HRW Library) (1998) 192 eksemplarer, 18 anmeldelser
The Quilt (2004) 191 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
The Tent (1995) 169 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Popcorn Days and Buttermilk Nights (1983) 169 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Northwind (2022) 165 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Clabbered Dirt, Sweet Grass (1992) 160 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer (2000) 160 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Hatchet: With Related Readings (1999) 150 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Worksong (1997) 134 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Paintings from the Cave: Three Novellas (2011) 131 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Father Water, Mother Woods (1994) 125 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day (2004) 120 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
The Seventh Crystal (1996) 102 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Field Trip (2015) 99 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Sisters/Hermanas (1993) 93 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Dunc's Halloween (1992) 93 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat (2016) 89 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Cowpokes and Desperados (1993) 78 eksemplarer
Tiltawhirl John (1977) 78 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
How to Train Your Dad (2021) 73 eksemplarer
The Case of the Dirty Bird (1992) 68 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Rodomonte's Revenge (1994) 60 eksemplarer
Grizzly (1997) 60 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Vote (2013) 58 eksemplarer
Family Ties (2014) 48 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Captive! (1995) 47 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Fishbone's Song (2016) 45 eksemplarer
Devil's Wall (1995) 44 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Culpepper's Cannon (1992) 43 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Curse of the Ruins (1998) 42 eksemplarer
Dunc Breaks the Record (1992) 37 eksemplarer
Dunc and Amos Hit the Big Top (1993) 36 eksemplarer
Dunc's Undercover Christmas (1993) 35 eksemplarer
Dunc Gets Tweaked (1992) 35 eksemplarer
Dunc and the Flaming Ghost (1992) 32 eksemplarer
Dunc's Doll (1992) 30 eksemplarer
Amos Gets Famous (1992) 27 eksemplarer
Dunc and Amos and the Red Tattoos (1993) 27 eksemplarer
The Treasure Ship (1996) 24 eksemplarer
Dunc and Amos Meet the Slasher (1994) 23 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Hook 'Em Snotty (1995) 23 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Transall Saga: Blue Light (1998) 21 eksemplarer
Dunc's Dump (1993) 21 eksemplarer
The Gorgon Slayer (1995) 20 eksemplarer
Time Benders (1997) 20 eksemplarer
Perfect Danger (1996) 20 eksemplarer
Dunc and the Haunted Castle (1993) 19 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Dunc and the Scam Artists (1993) 18 eksemplarer
Coach Amos (1994) 18 eksemplarer
The Creature of Black Water Lake (1997) 18 eksemplarer
The Fourteenth Summer (1993) 17 eksemplarer
Prince Amos (1994) 16 eksemplarer
Murphy's Trail (1996) 16 eksemplarer
Thunder Valley (1997) 16 eksemplarer
My Life In Dog Years: Ike (1997) 16 eksemplarer
The Wild Culpepper Cruise (1993) 16 eksemplarer
Skydive (1996) 15 eksemplarer
Meteorite Track 291 (1979) 14 eksemplarer
Ice Race (1997) 13 eksemplarer
Madonna Stories (1989) 13 eksemplarer
A Cry in the Wild [1990 film] (1991) — Screenwriter — 12 eksemplarer
Tasting the Thunder (1993) 12 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Murphy's Ambush (Walker Western) (1995) 12 eksemplarer
Amos and the Vampire (1996) 11 eksemplarer
Full of Hot Air: launching, floating high, and landing (1993) 11 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Dunc and Amos Go to the Dogs (1996) 11 eksemplarer
Amos's Killer Concert Caper (1994) 10 eksemplarer
Amos Binder, Secret Agent (1996) 10 eksemplarer
Amos Goes Bananas (1996) 9 eksemplarer
My Life In Dog Years: Snowball (1997) 9 eksemplarer
Kill fee (1990) 9 eksemplarer
Murphy's Gold (1989) 9 eksemplarer
Amos Gets Married (1995) 9 eksemplarer
Amos and the Alien (1994) 8 eksemplarer
Murphy's War (1990) 8 eksemplarer
Murphy's Herd (1989) 8 eksemplarer
Winterkill (1976) 8 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
My Life in Dog Years: Dirk (1997) 8 eksemplarer
Dunc and Amos on Thin Ice (1997) 8 eksemplarer
The grass eaters (Real animals) (1976) 7 eksemplarer
Amos and the Chameleon Caper (1996) 7 eksemplarer
Vento del Nord (2022) 6 eksemplarer
Murphy (1987) 6 eksemplarer
Beat the System: A Survival Guide (1982) 5 eksemplarer
Clutterkill (1981) 5 eksemplarer
Super Amos (1997) 5 eksemplarer
Hiking and backpacking (1978) 5 eksemplarer
My Life in Dog Years: Fred (1997) 5 eksemplarer
Gefährliche Ferien (2005) 4 eksemplarer
Hatchet / The River (1999) 4 eksemplarer
Il mio amico geniale (2021) 4 eksemplarer
Soldier's Heart: Novel-Ties Study Guide (2006) 4 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Small Ones (1976) 4 eksemplarer
Nelle terre selvagge (2014) 4 eksemplarer
Dogsong[DOGSONG][Paperback] (2007) 4 eksemplarer
TV & movie animals (1980) 4 eksemplarer
The Sweeper (1980) 4 eksemplarer
Some birds don't fly (1968) 3 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Chance for Escape (1970) 3 eksemplarer
Sailing, from jibs to jibing (1981) 3 eksemplarer
Plygu amser (2001) 2 eksemplarer
Overleven in de wildernis omnibus (2013) 2 eksemplarer
Things I Like Copy Colour (2011) 2 eksemplarer
Woodsong (ABRIDGED) (1999) 2 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The CB Radio Caper (1977) 2 eksemplarer
Canoeing, kayaking, and rafting (1979) 2 eksemplarer
Alla deriva 2 eksemplarer
The implosion effect (1976) 2 eksemplarer
Perygl ar Afon Lloer (2001) 1 eksemplar
Storie 1 eksemplar
Brian's Hunt 1 eksemplar
Brian's Hunt 1 eksemplar
Soldier's Heart 1 eksemplar
Lied der Wildnis. ( Ab 12 J.) (1999) 1 eksemplar
Lied der Wildnis. (2000) 1 eksemplar
Money saving home repair guide (1981) 1 eksemplar
The Curse of the Cobra (1977) 1 eksemplar
Compkill (1981) 1 eksemplar
The Death Specialists (1977) 1 eksemplar
Books 1 eksemplar
Lawn Boy - 1 1 eksemplar
Lawn Boy - 2 1 eksemplar
Lawn Boy - 3 1 eksemplar
The green recruit (1978) 1 eksemplar
Pied Piper 1 eksemplar

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Almen Viden

Kanonisk navn
Paulsen, Gary
Juridisk navn
Paulsen, Gary Melvin
Fødselsdato
1939-05-17
Dødsdag
2021-10-13
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Dødssted
Tularosa, New Mexico
Dødsårsag
cardiac arrest
Bopæl
California, USA
Minnesota, USA
New Mexico, USA
Philippines
Uddannelse
Bemidji State University
University of Colorado
Erhverv
children's book author
Relationer
Paulsen, Ruth Wright (wife)
Organisationer
United States Army
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Margaret A. Edwards Award (1997)
Regina Medal (1995)
Oplysning om flertydighed
Gary Paulsen (1939-2021) was a popular writer of children's literature. He also wrote adult nonfiction (Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod).

Medlemmer

Anmeldelser

-Fiction: Novel Person vs. Nature, Self-Discovery, Survival
-Paulsen, Gary. Dogsong. Simon & Schuster, 1985, 192 pages, Intermediate, Middle.

-Follow Russel Susskit, a young Inuit boy, as he embarks on a transformative journey through the Arctic wilderness with his dog team, guided by the wisdom of an elderly shaman named Oogruk in this exhilarating story. Through a vivid and immersive narrative, Paulsen captures the essence of Inuit culture and the profound connection between humans and nature that they display.
-Keywords: Inuit culture, Sled dogs, Arctic wilderness, Shaman, Tradition
-Activity: Have students research traditional Inuit survival techniques and create a survival guide inspired by Russel's journey. Encourage students to illustrate their guides with relevant images/drawings and descriptions of each technique."
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Markeret
Dhamilton8 | 32 andre anmeldelser | Jun 30, 2024 |
3.25

A boy, his boat, and the drive to survive.

“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”

Reminds me of The Life of Pi.
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spiritedstardust | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jun 1, 2024 |
This is a direct continuation/alternate ending/retcon of Hatchet, the first book in the series. It changes the ending of Hatchet, so that Brian was still stuck in the wilderness as winter came. We therefore get to see how he applies his hard-earned survival experience and his wilderness-attuned mentality to get through the extreme cold and bad weather of winter.

I like this ending of the story better than the one in Hatched. Brian was ready for this extra challenge, so why deprive readers of the pleasure of seeing him cope with winter?

Once more, the writing is average and simplistic, but the survival and nature content still makes up for it. I'm giving it 3 stars instead of the 4 I gave to Hatchet, however, because I felt the storytelling was a bit by-the-numbers, as if Brian overcame the challenges too easily this time, so there was less conflict. It never felt like he might fail and die at any moment.

Still, this completes Brian's ordeal and coming-of-age nicely, and complements Hatchet as a life-changing experience for him.

One pet peeve: in the end, I would have liked more about what how Brian's family and the world in general reacted to his unexpected survival. I felt a bit cheated that this was not explored.
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Markeret
jcm790 | 79 andre anmeldelser | May 26, 2024 |
This is a classic children's book in the adventure/survival genre. Brian is a 13-year-old boy who finds himself alone in a small plane above the Canadian wilderness, with the pilot dead from a heart attack.

You have to understand that Gary Paulsen is not a great writer. The writing is average at best, and the author often uses the technique of repeating the same observation several times in slightly different sentences. The book is also direct and simplistic, targeted to children rather than to the YA market.

Having said that, these flaws can be forgiven because this book has something valuable to offer: the tale of how Brian changes his mindset and gets attuned to the wilderness, in a world where the first pressing concern is getting food and the second protecting yourself against adverse weather and wild animals. In the beginning Brian is a scared child, and as the story advances he figures out the rules of this new environment and he changes to be able to survive. By the end we feel that, barring a tragic accident, he is will be able to cope with all the adversities the wilderness throws his way.

This is a short book, and one things get going the reading becomes fast and compulsive. Good for young, reluctant readers who enjoy adventure tales.
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Markeret
jcm790 | 582 andre anmeldelser | May 26, 2024 |

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Leslie W. Bowman Illustrator
Gregory Maguire Contributor
Kathleen Karr Contributor
Jennifer L. Holm Contributor
Ellen Conford Contributor
Ellen Wittlinger Contributor
Marion Dane Bauer Contributor
Joan Bauer Contributor
M. T. Anderson Contributor
A. LaFaye Contributor
Peter Coyote Narrator
Tom Parks Narrator
Jos. A. Smith Cover artist
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Statistikker

Værker
258
Also by
3
Medlemmer
83,555
Popularitet
#138
Vurdering
3.8
Anmeldelser
1,852
ISBN
2,026
Sprog
10
Udvalgt
51

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