In Memory of Acclaimed RHCB Author Gary Paulsen (1939-2021)

By Caroline O'Connor | October 14 2021 | AllblogChildren's

Born May 17, 1939, in Minnesota, Gary Paulsen was one of America’s most popular writers for young people. Although he was never a dedicated student, Paulsen developed a passion for reading at an early age. After a librarian gave him a book to read—along with his own library card—he was hooked. He began spending hours alone in the basement of his apartment building, reading one book after another.

Paulsen acquired a taste for adventure, running away from home at the age of 14 and traveling with a carnival. A youthful summer of rigorous chores on a farm; jobs as an engineer, construction worker, ranch hand, truck driver, and sailor; and two rounds of the Iditarod, the 1,180-mile Alaskan dogsled race, provided ample material from which he created his powerful stories.

“The most, MOST important thing is to read. Read all the time; read when they tell you not to read, what they tell you not to read, read with a flashlight under the covers, read on the bus, standing on a corner, waiting for a friend, in the dentist’s waiting room. Read every minute you can. READ LIKE A WOLF EATS. Read.” —Gary Paulsen



 

The River
978-0-307-92961-7
The River has a bold new look--and continues the engrossing survival story of the Newbery Honor book, Hatchet.
$9.99 US
Mar 13, 2012
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
176 Pages
Ember
Age 10 and up
Grade 5 & Up

Brian's Hunt
978-0-307-92959-4
Brian's Hunt has a bold new look--and continues the engrossing survival story of the Newbery Honor book, Hatchet.
$9.99 US
Mar 13, 2012
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
144 Pages
Ember
Age 10 and up
Grade 5 & Up

Brian's Winter
978-0-307-92958-7
Thsi powerful story of survival, a companion to the Newbery Honor book Hatchet, celebrates its 20th anniversary with a brand new look, and a letter from Gary Paulsen.
$9.99 US
Mar 13, 2012
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
176 Pages
Ember
Age 10 and up
Grade 5 & Up

Brian's Return
978-0-307-92960-0
Brian's Return has a bold new look--and continues the engrossing survival story of the Newbery Honor book, Hatchet.
$9.99 US
Mar 13, 2012
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
160 Pages
Ember
Age 10 and up
Grade 5 & Up

Flat Broke
The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Greed
978-0-375-86612-8
Kevin is back in another pitch-perfect boy story.
$6.99 US
Apr 24, 2012
5-3/16 x 7-5/8
Paperback
128 Pages
Yearling
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

Liar, Liar
The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Deception
978-0-375-86611-1
Kevin's very creative--especially when it comes to lying.
$6.99 US
Apr 24, 2012
5-3/16 x 7-5/8
Paperback
128 Pages
Yearling
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7