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  • 4 stars across 32 books
    Gary Paulsen grew up in the Philippines and has worked as a sailor, archer, trapper, singer, actor and carnival worker, amongst others. He is the author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, and has won the prestigious Newbery Honor Award three times, for his books The Winter Room, Hatchet and Dogsong. He lives in New Mexico and on a boat in the Pacific, with his wife, the painter Ruth Wright Paulsen.
    1st August 2000

    Hatchet

    After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with... More

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    17th February 2022

    Northwind

    From Gary Paulsen, the bestselling and much-loved author of Hatchet , comes another high-stakes survival story ab... More

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    16th September 2021

    How to Train Your Dad

    From the living legend and award-winning author of Hatchet comes a laugh-out-loud eco-adventure about a boy, his... More

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    29th January 2015

    Captive

    'Taut kidnap thriller with shades of Sophie McKenzie and Noughts and Crosses' James Dawson, author & Queen of Teen 2014 ... More

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    16th November 2018

    Monument

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    1st October 2000

    Tucket's Gold

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    8th March 2011

    The Transall Saga

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    5th September 2002

    The Beet Fields

    America, 1955. For a 16-year-old boy out in the world alone for the first time, every day's an education in the hard wor... More

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