Mr. Paulsen writes great books. His best are "Woodsong" and "My Life in Dog
Years." Both of these are biographical. I have read them aloud to many
students in the 1st-6th grades and they love them."My Life in Dog
Years" has been an inspiring story to many young men I have taught that have
faced similar challenges as Gary did as a young man, with parents who were
largely uninvolved, leaving him to find his own way.I am so
appreciative of Gary Paulsen's dedication to inspiring youth. We are all
grateful for the librarian that inspired him.Thanks Mr. Paulsen!
Hatchet is a great book.
Gary Paulsen stands alone in the honest, outdoors story creation. His talent is
rare and finely crafted. That's why students love his books....the honesty
always shines through.As a former media specialist, I can attest to
the fact that he and his books are genuinely loved.
One of my favorite authors. Just finished reading "Woods Runner", and enjoyed it
as much as all of his other books that I have read. I use his books in my
classroom, I find that many have valuable life lessons to teach young people.
While in semi-retirement and until the recession forced me back into full-time
employment, I was a volunteer reading tutor in a nearby elementary school for 7
years. I never knew about Mr. Paulsen's books. I wish I had. I suspect there
were a number of the children I tutored whose lives and special needs would have
been better served by reading Mr. Paulsen's books than what I used.Thanks for the story. Knowing about his books will give me a better set of
tools to use when I resume tutoring.
Gotta love a guy like that.
What a great story about a great story-teller!