Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen

by James B. Blasingame

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Overview

Gary Paulsen, a three-time Newbery Honor winner, has written over 175 books for young adults and adults for over twenty years. His stories of adventure and survival are beloved by readers, teachers, librarians, and critics. This volume examines a sample of the most widely-known and widely-studied books by Paulsen. A biographical chapter demonstrates how Paulsen's life experiences, notably the Iditarod, have influenced his writing. Each book is analyzed for plot, characterization, setting, and themes, written at a level that is accessible for young readers, yet providing in-depth information for older readers.

Books analyzed in this volume include: -Brian's Winter -Dogsong -Hatchet -The Island -Winter Room

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313335327
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/30/2007
Series: Teen Reads: Student Companions to Young Adult Literature Series
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

James B. Blasingame is an Assistant Professor of English, Arizona State University. Prof. Blasingame is co-editor of the ALAN review and has written numerous articles on YA literature.

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