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Gary Paulsen


USA flag (b.1939)

Gary Paulsen is an American writer, who writes many young adult coming of age stories about the wilderness. He is the author of more than 200 books (many of which are out of print), 200 magazine articles and short stories, and several plays, all primarily for young adults and teens.

Paulsen and his wife, Ruth Wright Paulsen, an artist who has illustrated several of his books, divide their time between a home in New Mexico and a boat in the Pacific.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Western, Inspirational, Romance
 
Series
Francis Tucket
   1. Mr. Tucket (1968)
     aka Chance for Escape
   2. Call Me Francis Tucket (1995)
   3. Tucket's Ride (1997)
   4. Tucket's Gold (1999)
   5. Tucket's Home (2000)
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Brian Robeson
   1. Hatchet (1986)
   2. The River (1991)
     aka The Return
   3. Brian's Winter (1996)
     aka Hatchet: Winter
   4. Brian's Return (1999)
     aka Hatchet: The Call
   5. Brian's Hunt (2003)
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Alida
   1. The Cookcamp (1991)
   2. Alida's Song (1999)
   3. The Quilt (2004)
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Nightjohn
   1. Nightjohn (1993)
   2. Sarny (1997)
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World of Adventure
   1. The Legend of Red Horse Cavern (1994)
   2. Rodomonte's Revenge (1994)
     aka Video Trap
   3. Escape From Fire Mountain (1994)
   4. The Rock Jockeys (1995)
     aka Devil's Wall
   5. The Gorgon Slayer (1995)
   6. Hook 'em Snotty (1995)
   7. Danger On Midnight River (1995)
   8. Captive! (1995)
   9. Project: A Perfect World (1996)
     aka Perfect Danger
   10. The Treasure of El Patron (1996)
     aka Treasure Ship
   11. Skydive! (1996)
   12. The Seventh Crystal (1996)
   13. The Creature of Black Water Lake (1997)
   14. Time Benders (1997)
   15. Grizzly (1997)
   16. Thunder Valley (1997)
   17. Curse of the Ruins (1998)
   18. Flight of the Hawk (1998)
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Road Trip (with Jim Paulsen)
   1. Road Trip (2013)
   2. Field Trip (2015)
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Novels
   Some Birds Don't Fly (1968)
   The Death Specialists (1976)
   Winterkill (1976)
   The Implosion Effect (1976)
   Tiltawhirl John (1977)
     aka Tasting the Thunder
   The C. B. Radio Caper (1977)
   The Golden Stick (1977)
   Foxman (1977)
   C. B. Jockey (1977)
   The Curse of the Cobra (1977)
   The Green Recruit (1978) (with Ray Peekner)
   The Spitball Gang (1980)
   Compkill (1981)
   Dancing Carl (1983)
   Popcorn Days and Buttermilk Nights (1983)
   Tracker (1984)
   Dogsong (1985)
   Sentries (1986)
   The Crossing (1987)
   The Island (1988)
   The Voyage of the Frog (1989)
   Night Rituals (1989)
   The Winter Room (1989)
   The Night the White Deer Died (1990)
   Canyons (1990)
   Kill Fee (1990)
   The Monument (1991)
   A Christmas Sonata (1992)
   The Haymeadow (1992)
     aka The Fourteenth Summer
   Clabbered Dirt, Sweet Grass (1992)
   Dogteam (1993)
   The Car (1994)
   The Tent (1995)
   The Tortilla Factory (1995)
   The Rifle (1995)
   Ice Race (1997)
   Worksong (1997)
   The Transall Saga (1998)
     aka Blue Light
   A Soldier's Heart (1998)
   Canoe Days (1999)
   The Beet Fields (2000)
   White Fox (2001)
   The Time Hackers (2005)
   The Legend of Bass Reeves (2006)
   Mudshark (2009)
   Notes from the Dog (2009)
   Woods Runner (2009)
   Masters of Disaster (2010)
   Family Ties (2014)
   This Side of Wild (2015)
   Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat (2016)
   Fishbone's Song (2016)
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Omnibus
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Collections
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Non fiction
   The Special War (1966)
   Dribbling, Shooting, and Scoring (1976)
   Hitting, Pitching, and Running (1976)
   The Small Ones (1976)
   Martin Luther King (1976)
   The Grass-Eaters (1976)
   Careers in an Airport (1977)
   Farm (1977)
   Tackling, Running, and Kicking (1977)
   Riding, Roping, and Bulldogging (1977)
   Forehanding and Backhanding (1978)
   Running, Jumping, and Throwing (1978)
   Successful Home Repair (1978)
   Hiking and Backpacking (1978)
   Canoeing, Kayacking, and Rafting (1979)
   Going Very Fast in a Circle (1979)
   Downhill, Hotdogging and Cross-Country (1979)
   Facing Off, Checking and Goaltending (1979)
   Launching, Floating High and Landing (1979)
   Pummeling, Falling and Getting Up-Sometimes (1979)
   Track, Enduro and Motocross (1979)
   T. V. and Movie Animals (1980) (with Art Browne Jr)
   Athletics (1980)
   Ice Hockey (1980)
   Motor Cycling (1980)
   Motor Racing (1980)
   Skiing (1980)
   Tennis (1980)
   Money Saving Home Repair Guide (1981)
   Sailing (1981)
   Beat the System (1982)
   The Madonna Stories (1989)
   Woodsong (1990)
   Full of Hot Air (1993)
   Winterdance (1994)
   Father Water, Mother Woods (1994)
   A Guide for Using Hatchet in the Classroom (1994)
   Eastern Sun, Winter Moon (1996)
   Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers (1996)
   Pilgrimage on a Steel Ride (1997)
   My Life in Dog Years (1998)
   Zero to Sixty (1999)
   Guts (2001)
   Caught By the Sea (2001)
   How Angel Peterson Got His Name (2003)
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Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel nominee (1986) : Dogsong
Newbery Medal Best Novel nominee (1988) : Hatchet
Newbery Medal Best Novel nominee (1990) : The Winter Room