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Gary Paulsen Essay

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Gary Paulsen was born on May 17, 1939 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He spent a lot of time in the library because he had problems at home. He had a hard time in school too. He loves horses and dogs (he has many). He lives on a ranch in Becida, MN and also spends time in La Luz, New Mexico. He is married to an illustrator, Ruth Wright Paulsen. Gary Paulsen writes his books about things he has really experienced in his life. He really has been in a forced landing of a plane like in Hatchet. Mr. Paulsen has run the Iditarod too, like you will find in Dogsong. He was told not to write for boys , but he did and has been very successful. He writes on four day stretches, then takes a couple days off. He has been honored as a Newbery Honor Winner three times and has written more than 80 booksBOOKS: tuckets ride, call me francis tucket, the crossing, dogteam, hatchet, mr. tucket, nightjohn, sentries, the voyage of the frog, father water;motherwoods, the boy who owned the school, canyons, dancing carl, the foxman, the haymeadow, the monument, popcorndays and buttermilk nights, tiltawhirl john, the winter room, brians winter, the cookcamp, dogsong, harris and me, the island, the night the white deer died, the river, tracker, woodsong, the car, brian's return, tuckers gold, my life in dog years, puppies;dogs and blue northers, soldiers heart, sarny, alida's song, the transall saga, the christmas sonata, the rifle, the tent. the schernott discoveries, GUTS, the beet fields, tuckets home, curse of the ruins, danger on midnight river, escape from fire mountain, canoe days, the white fox chronicles,On May 17, 1939 a famous writer was born. His name was Gary Paulsen. At a young age Paulsen developed a love for reading. At 14 years of age Paulsen ran away from home and traveled with a circus. Gary has had so many weird jobs it's hard to count them all. He was an engineer, construction worker, ranch hand, truck driver, sailor and competed in the Iditarod. If you've ever wondered how he gets his ideas, there is your answer.He started to write when he had a job as an editor. He wrote a lot of the stuff on his own and that's how he started writing. He then moved to Minnesota and by the end of the summer he had completed his first novel. He also entered the 1983 and 1985 Iditarods. When he suffered an attack of angina he had to give up dog racing.Gary has written 175 books and 200 articles. Three Newbery Awards have been awarded to Gary. About 200 letters a day come to Gary. He now spends his time with his wife, sailing and working on their boat in the pacific, and at their house in New Mexico.TOP 10 SURVIVAL TIPS 1. Stop. Don't panic. Breathe deeply and make yourself think slowly. 2. Look for shelter from wind, rain, snow, or sun depending upon weather. 3. Conserve moisture. Avoid drinking anything with caffeine unless it is all you have. 4. If it's hot, conserve body heat and fluids by taking it slow so you don't sweat. Or, if it's cold, make a leaf or pine-needle bed...

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