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Gary Paulsen (1939–2021)

Auteur van De schreeuw in de wildernis

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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 toon meer 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) toon minder

(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).


Werken van Gary Paulsen

De schreeuw in de wildernis (1987) 17,709 exemplaren
De winter (1858) 5,590 exemplaren
De rivier (1994) 4,185 exemplaren
Brian's Hunt (2003) 3,290 exemplaren
Lawn Boy (2007) 2,932 exemplaren
Het lied van de honden (1985) 2,840 exemplaren
Terug (2000) 2,629 exemplaren
Woodsong (1990) 2,301 exemplaren
The Winter Room (1989) 1,961 exemplaren
Het spoor (1984) 1,892 exemplaren
Woods Runner (2010) 1,791 exemplaren
Mudshark (2009) 1,694 exemplaren
The Voyage of the Frog (1989) 1,510 exemplaren
Nightjohn (1996) 1,285 exemplaren
Harris and Me (1994) 1,232 exemplaren
Soldier's Heart (1998) 1,228 exemplaren
Mr. Tucket (1833) 1,051 exemplaren
Guts (2001) 1,039 exemplaren
Lawn Boy Returns (2010) 1,014 exemplaren
Canyons (1990) 972 exemplaren
Alleen in de bergen (1992) 925 exemplaren
My Life in Dog Years (1998) 922 exemplaren
The Cookcamp (1991) 784 exemplaren
Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers (1996) 744 exemplaren
The Island (1988) 734 exemplaren
The Transall Saga (1998) 681 exemplaren
The Monument (1993) 661 exemplaren
Over de grens (1987) 627 exemplaren
The Tortilla Factory (1995) 603 exemplaren
Masters of Disaster (2010) 601 exemplaren
The Rifle (1995) 531 exemplaren
Notes from the Dog (2009) 490 exemplaren
How Angel Peterson Got His Name (2003) 490 exemplaren
The Foxman (1977) 489 exemplaren
Sarny (1997) 451 exemplaren
The Car (1994) 406 exemplaren
Call Me Francis Tucket (1800) 400 exemplaren
The Boy Who Owned The School (1990) 347 exemplaren
Road Trip (2013) 336 exemplaren
Tucket's Ride (Signature) (1656) 326 exemplaren
A Christmas Sonata (1992) 325 exemplaren
Dancing Carl (1983) 325 exemplaren
The Legend of Bass Reeves (2006) 311 exemplaren
Shelf Life: Stories by the Book (2003) — Redacteur — 305 exemplaren
Tucket's Gold (1999) 300 exemplaren
Alida's Song (1999) 271 exemplaren
Sentries (1984) 263 exemplaren
Dogteam (1993) 263 exemplaren
The Night the White Deer Died (1978) 262 exemplaren
Escape, Return, Breakout (2000) 244 exemplaren
The Time Hackers (2005) 239 exemplaren
Danger on Midnight River (1900) 237 exemplaren
The Legend of Red Horse Cavern (1994) 224 exemplaren
Tracker / Dogsong / Hatchet (1987) 221 exemplaren
The Schernoff Discoveries (1997) 218 exemplaren
Canoe Days (1999) 200 exemplaren
Tucket's Home (1858) 191 exemplaren
Escape from Fire Mountain (1994) 191 exemplaren
The Quilt (2004) 186 exemplaren
The Tent (1995) 166 exemplaren
Popcorn Days and Buttermilk Nights (1983) 165 exemplaren
Clabbered Dirt, Sweet Grass (1992) 157 exemplaren
Hatchet: With Related Readings (1999) 150 exemplaren
Northwind (2022) 150 exemplaren
Worksong (1997) 133 exemplaren
Father Water, Mother Woods (1994) 124 exemplaren
The Seventh Crystal (1996) 99 exemplaren
Field Trip (1605) 95 exemplaren
Sisters/Hermanas (1993) 92 exemplaren
Dunc's Halloween (1992) 91 exemplaren
Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat (2016) 87 exemplaren
Tiltawhirl John (1977) 77 exemplaren
Cowpokes and Desperados (1993) 74 exemplaren
How to Train Your Dad (2021) 71 exemplaren
The Case of the Dirty Bird (1992) 66 exemplaren
Grizzly (1997) 59 exemplaren
Rodomonte's Revenge (1994) 58 exemplaren
Vote (2013) 56 exemplaren
Family Ties (1800) 47 exemplaren
Captive! (1995) 44 exemplaren
Fishbone's Song (2016) 43 exemplaren
Devil's Wall (1995) 42 exemplaren
Culpepper's Cannon (1992) 41 exemplaren
Curse of the Ruins (1998) 40 exemplaren
Dunc and Amos Hit the Big Top (1993) 35 exemplaren
Dunc Breaks the Record (1992) 35 exemplaren
Dunc's Undercover Christmas (1993) 34 exemplaren
Dunc Gets Tweaked (1992) 34 exemplaren
Dunc and the Flaming Ghost (1992) 31 exemplaren
Dunc's Doll (1992) 28 exemplaren
Amos Gets Famous (1992) 26 exemplaren
Dunc and Amos and the Red Tattoos (1993) 26 exemplaren
The Treasure Ship (1996) 23 exemplaren
Dunc and Amos Meet the Slasher (1994) 22 exemplaren
Hook 'Em Snotty (1995) 22 exemplaren
Transall Saga: Blue Light (1998) 21 exemplaren
Time Benders (1997) 19 exemplaren
Perfect Danger (1996) 18 exemplaren
Dunc's Dump (1993) 18 exemplaren
The Gorgon Slayer (1995) 18 exemplaren
Dunc and the Haunted Castle (1993) 18 exemplaren
The Fourteenth Summer (1993) 17 exemplaren
Coach Amos (1994) 17 exemplaren
The Creature of Black Water Lake (1997) 17 exemplaren
Dunc and the Scam Artists (1993) 17 exemplaren
My Life In Dog Years: Ike (1997) 16 exemplaren
Murphy's Trail (1996) 16 exemplaren
Prince Amos (1994) 15 exemplaren
Thunder Valley (1997) 15 exemplaren
The Wild Culpepper Cruise (1993) 15 exemplaren
Meteorite Track 291 (1979) 14 exemplaren
Skydive (1996) 14 exemplaren
Ice Race (1997) 13 exemplaren
Madonna Stories (1989) 13 exemplaren
Tasting the Thunder (1993) 12 exemplaren
A Cry in the Wild [1990 film] (1991) — Screenwriter — 12 exemplaren
Murphy's Ambush (Walker Western) (1995) 12 exemplaren
Dunc and Amos Go to the Dogs (1996) 10 exemplaren
Amos and the Vampire (1996) 10 exemplaren
Amos's Killer Concert Caper (1994) 9 exemplaren
Kill fee (1990) 9 exemplaren
Amos Binder, Secret Agent (1996) 9 exemplaren
Murphy's Gold (1989) 9 exemplaren
Murphy's War (1990) 8 exemplaren
My Life In Dog Years: Snowball (1997) 8 exemplaren
Murphy's Herd (1989) 8 exemplaren
Winterkill (1976) 8 exemplaren
My Life in Dog Years: Dirk (1997) 8 exemplaren
Amos Gets Married (1995) 8 exemplaren
Amos Goes Bananas (1996) 8 exemplaren
Amos and the Alien (1994) 7 exemplaren
Dunc and Amos on Thin Ice (1997) 7 exemplaren
The grass eaters (Real animals) (1976) 7 exemplaren
Amos and the Chameleon Caper (1996) 6 exemplaren
Vento del Nord (2022) 6 exemplaren
Murphy (1987) 6 exemplaren
Hiking and backpacking (1978) 5 exemplaren
Clutterkill (1981) 5 exemplaren
TV & movie animals (1980) 4 exemplaren
The Small Ones (1976) 4 exemplaren
Super Amos (1997) 4 exemplaren
Gefährliche Ferien (2005) 4 exemplaren
Hatchet / The River (1999) 4 exemplaren
Dogsong[DOGSONG][Paperback] (2007) 4 exemplaren
Il mio amico geniale (2021) 4 exemplaren
The Sweeper (1980) 4 exemplaren
Nelle terre selvagge (2014) 4 exemplaren
Chance for Escape (1970) 3 exemplaren
Some birds don't fly (1968) 3 exemplaren
Sailing, from jibs to jibing (1981) 3 exemplaren
Things I Like Copy Colour (2011) 2 exemplaren
Woodsong (ABRIDGED) (1999) 2 exemplaren
Plygu amser (2001) 2 exemplaren
The implosion effect (1976) 2 exemplaren
Canoeing, kayaking, and rafting (1979) 2 exemplaren
The CB Radio Caper (1977) 2 exemplaren
Storie 1 exemplaar
Lied der Wildnis. 1 exemplaar
The Death Specialists (1977) 1 exemplaar
The Curse of the Cobra (1977) 1 exemplaar
Compkill (1981) 1 exemplaar
Pied Piper 1 exemplaar
Books 1 exemplaar
Lawn Boy - 1 1 exemplaar
Lawn Boy - 2 1 exemplaar
Lawn Boy - 3 1 exemplaar
The green recruit (1978) 1 exemplaar
Money saving home repair guide (1981) 1 exemplaar

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Algemene kennis

Gangbare naam
Paulsen, Gary
Officiële naam
Paulsen, Gary Melvin
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Plaats van overlijden
Tularosa, New Mexico
Oorzaak van overlijden
cardiac arrest
California, USA
Minnesota, USA
New Mexico, USA
Bemidji State University
University of Colorado
children's book author
Paulsen, Ruth Wright (wife)
United States Army
Prijzen en onderscheidingen
Margaret A. Edwards Award (1997)
Regina Medal (1995)
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).



This is a book about Brian, a 13-year-old boy who survived a plane crash and has to survive the wilderness of Canada until his parents can find him. This is a good book to show students how much they know and how to use their funds of knowledge to be successful. Throughout this book, the reader can see the themes of survival resilience, and self-discovery.
jxm304 | 579 andere besprekingen | Apr 28, 2024 |
Twelve-year-old city kid Brian Robeson is flying to visit his father for the summer after his parents' divorce. During the flight, the pilot has a heart attack, and Brian lands the plane, but has no idea where he is. He escapes the wreck and makes a shelter near a lake, and must figure out how to get food and start a fire with nothing but his hatchet as he hopes for rescue.

This was the book that the Homeschool Book Group chose from the book tasting, so I'm re-reading it for the first time since grade school. The premise is as gripping as I remember - a great hook for book-talking - but the sentences are short, declarative, and repetitive, very "Hemingway for Kids." Still, it's a classic for a reason, and retains its appeal with that speculative, what-if-it-were-me aspect.

Questions for book group:
--What do you think of the narrative style (close third person; short, declarative sentences)? How does it help create the atmosphere/mood of the story?
--If you could choose 3-5 items to have with you in a survival scenario like Brian's, what do you think would be most important?
--What does Brian think is "the most important rule of survival"? Do you agree? What does he learn to prioritize?
--Brian relies on information he's learned from watching nature shows on TV. What knowledge do you have that would help you in a survival scenario, and where did you learn it?
--Brian muses about good luck and bad luck. Can you think of something that happened in the story that seemed like bad luck at first, but had a good result (or vice versa)? [e.g. when the tornado comes through, it ruins Brian's shelter but reveals the Cessna]
--The story ends somewhat abruptly, soon after Brian gets the survival pack out of the downed plane and turns on the transmitter. What did you think of the ending? Were you surprised that the pilot who rescues Brian said they had given up the search a month or two ago?
--For much of the story, Brian's thoughts are primarily focused on survival, with thoughts of his parents fading into the background. What do you think about "the Secret" that causes Brian to be so angry at his mother? Do you think Brian's father knows?


If you keep walking back from good luck, he thought, you'll come to back luck. (40)

Here, at first, it was silent, or he thought it was silent, but when he started to listen, really listen, he heard thousands of things. (41)

And he was, at that moment, almost overcome with self-pity. He was dirty and starving and bitten and hurt and lonely and ugly and afraid and so completely miserable that it was like being in a pit, a dark, deep pit with no way out. (70)

...he learned the most important rule of survival, which was that feeling sorry for yourself didn't work. (82)

He had gotten depressed thinking about how they hadn't found him yet, and when he was busy and had something to do the depression seemed to leave. (104)

He was not the same. The plane passing changed him, the disappointment cut him down and made him new. He was not the same and would never be again like he had been. (123)

Patience, he thought. So much of this was patience - waiting and thinking and doing things right. So much of all this, so much of all living was patience and thinking. (145)

The rifle changed him, the minute he picked it up, and he wasn't sure that he liked the change very much. (186)

Up and down, he thought. The pack was wonderful but it gave him and up and down feelings. (187)

He had not moved. It had all happened so fast that he hadn't moved. He sat...staring at the plane, not quite understanding it yet; not quite knowing yet that it was over. (190)
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JennyArch | 579 andere besprekingen | Apr 25, 2024 |
independent reading level: grade 4-12
John Newberry Award,
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award
daylaj | 579 andere besprekingen | Apr 24, 2024 |
Wow. Growing up reading Hatchet every year for school, I knew a little of where Gary Paulsen came from (thanks to the 25th-anniversary edition). When I saw a chance to review this book, I jumped right on board.
The first thing that stuck out to me about Gone to the Woods was the writing style. It was quite similar to the one in Hatchet but it was a bit choppy due to fragmented sentences. This got old pretty quick considering the length of this book.
However, the story really drew me in. There was so much that Gary went through as a kid and it was quite moving.
I absolutely loved Gary's reaction of finishing his first book and the library.
This book is marketed as middle-grade, but I do not recommend it to middle-grade readers. It deals with a lot of difficult and mature topics (domestic violence, abuse, violence of war, mentions std's, drinking issues).
Rating: 3.5/5
Language: a**, d***, p***
Violence: see above
Romance: n/a
Spiritual: n/a
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All thoughts are my own and a positive review was not required.
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libraryofemma | 13 andere besprekingen | Apr 18, 2024 |


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