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Gary Paulsen


Born
in Minneapolis, Minnesota, The United States
May 17, 1939

Died
October 13, 2021

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Although he was never a dedicated student, Paulsen developed a passion for reading at an early age. After a librarian gave him a book to read--along with his own library card--he was hooked. He began spending hours alone in the basement of his apartment building, reading one book after another.

Running away from home at the age of 14 and traveling with a carnival, Paulsen acquired a taste for adventure. A youthful summer of rigorous chores on a farm; jobs as an engineer, construction worker, ranch hand, truck driver, and sailor; and two rounds of the 1,180-mile Alaskan dog sled race, the Iditarod; have provided ample material from which he creates his stories.

Paulsen and his wife, Ruth Wright Paulsen, an artist who has illustrated several o
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“If books could have more, give more, be more, show more, they would still need readers who bring to them sound and smell and light and all the rest that can’t be in books.
The book needs you.”
Gary Paulsen, The Winter Room

“I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books.”
Gary Paulsen, Shelf Life: Stories by the Book

“I read like a wolf eats.
I read myself to sleep every night.”
Gary Paulsen

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