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
|Series:||Teen Reads: Student Companions to Young Adult Literature Series|
|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.