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Gary Paulsen? Who is Gary Paulsen? Hes an amazing American writer who’s published over 200 books and magazine articles. Born May 17, 1939. Most well known for his tales of the Wilderness in the book, “Hatchet” He won the Margaret Edwards Award from the American Library Assosiation in 1997 for his lifetime contribution in writing for teens. Gary Paulsen was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where his extended family resided, to Oscar and Eunice H. Paulsen has two siblings: a full sister, Paulette, and a half-brother Bill who was born to his father from a previous marriage. (“Gary Paulsen” 2012.) His father was a career Army officer, who spent most of World war ll overseas. Gary did not meet his father until he was 9 years old. He spent time throughout his childhood with his grandmother, aunts and various other relatives. When he was seven he and his mother joined his father in the Philippines where he lived for two years. He then returned to Minnesota.” At the age of 14, Gary ran away and joined a carnival. Paulsen has actually documented and written autobiographies of his life and shapings of his writing in books such as , Eastern Sun, Winter Moon: An Autobiographical Odyssey.”Gary Paulsen” Study Mode.com 2008” Paulsen didn’t really have actual family life, not till the age of seven. He lived with different people, first with his grandmother then at the age of seven he went living with his mother , who took him to Minila, Phillipines, where his father was already living. But still every day bickering attitudes and sometimes severe conflicts of his parents led Paulsen disstressed. Gary could not tolerate his parents disturbed life for a long time. And ran away at the age of 14 and worked on a ausgar beet farm. He quit that job and spent the rest of his summer as a “carnie” in a carnival. (Gary Paulson, 2012.”) His life was preety disheveled full of caos having a mother as an alcoholic and a cheater.

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