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Gary Paulsen
Gary Paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young readers. He has written more than one hundred book for adults and young readers, and is the author of three Newberry Honor titles: Dogsong, Hatchet, and The Winter Room. He divides his time among Alaska, New... show more
Gary Paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young readers. He has written more than one hundred book for adults and young readers, and is the author of three Newberry Honor titles: Dogsong, Hatchet, and The Winter Room. He divides his time among Alaska, New Mexico, Minnesota, and the Pacific.
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Birth date: 1939-05-17
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An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 2 years ago
The writing is rough, particularly in the beginning. It's SO repetitive I thought I might have to stop reading. But once the story settles and Brian is in the wilderness, it got better and I pushed through. I enjoy this type of book. I think there's something about being left on your own to get by...
Ms. Garcia's Library
Ms. Garcia's Library rated it 3 years ago
Brian is on his way to Canada to visit his estranged father when the pilot of his small prop plane suffers a heart attack. Thirteen-year-old Brian is forced to crash-land the plane in a lake, and finds himself stranded in the remote Canadian wilderness with only his clothing and the hatchet his moth...
Ms. Nguyen's Favorite Books
Ms. Nguyen's Favorite Books rated it 3 years ago
Brian, a thirteen-year-old boy, was on his way to visit his father for the summer when his pilot suffered a heart attacked and died. Brian crash landed into the lake in a forest. He must learn to survive on his own with nothing but a hatchet given to him by his mother before he left. The book keeps ...
Sara's Library
Sara's Library rated it 3 years ago
This is a fictional story about a teenage boy who is in an airplane crash and gets stranded. All he has to protect him is his hatchet. He must learn to survive on his own. I think this book would be good for children between 4th and 5th grade. According to Fountas and Pinell, it would belong in the ...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 3 years ago
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleWhen I was a kid, I had this thing about not reading books that everyone around me was reading. Sometimes I regret this choice. This is one of those times.I'm not sure if I would like this book better as a kid (or if I could have even finished it), but...
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