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Hatchet (Brian's Saga Book 1)
by Gary Paulsen
This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared—and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone...
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The River (Brian's Saga Book 2)
by Gary Paulsen
The government sends Brian back to the Canadian wilderness in this beloved follow-up to the award-winning classic Hatchet from three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Paulsen!   Two years after Brian Robeson survived fifty-four days alone in the Canadian wilderness, the government wants him to head back so they can learn what...
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Brian's Winter (Brian's Saga Book 3)
by Gary Paulsen
In Hatchet , 13-year-old Brian Robeson learned to survive alone in the Canadian wilderness, armed only with his hatchet. Finally, as millions of readers know, he was rescued at the end of the summer. But what if Brian hadn't been rescued? What if he had been left to face his deadliest enemy--winter? Gary Paulsen raises the stakes for...
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Canyons
by Gary Paulsen
Two boys, separated by the canyons of time and two vastly different cultures, face the challenges by which they will become men. Coyote Runs, an Apache boy, takes part in his first raid. But he is to be a man for only a short time. More than a hundred years later, while camping near Dog Canyon, 15-year-old Brennan Cole becomes obsessed...
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My Life in Dog Years
by Gary Paulsen
Gary Paulsen has owned dozens of unforgettable and amazing dogs, and here are his favorites--one to a chapter. Among them are Snowball, the puppy he owned as a boy in the Philippines; Ike, his mysterious hunting companion; Electric Fred and his best friend, Pig; Dirk, the grim protector; and Josh, one of the remarkable border collies...
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Brian's Return (Brian's Saga Book 4)
by Gary Paulsen
Brian returns to the wilderness to discover where he truly belongs in this follow-up to the award-winning classic Hatchet from three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Paulsen!   As millions of readers of Hatchet , The River , and Brian's Winter know, Brian Robeson survived alone in the wilderness by finding solutions to...
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Harris and Me: A Summer Remembered
by Gary Paulsen
A young boy spends his tenth summer on his aunt and uncle’s farm, where he is constantly involved in crazy escapades with his cousin Harris. “On the Larson farm, readers will experience hearts as large as farmers’ appetites, humor as broad as the country landscape and adventures as wild as boyhood imaginations. All this adds up to...
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Soldier's Heart: Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota...
by Gary Paulsen
Gary Paulsen introduces readers to Charley Goddard in his latest novel, Soldier's Heart.   Charley goes to war a boy, and returns a changed man, crippled by what he has seen.  In this captivating tale Paulsen vividly shows readers the turmoil of war through one boy's eyes and one boy's heart, and gives a voice to all the anonymous...
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Mudshark
by Gary Paulsen
Mudshark is the go-to guy for any mysteries that need solving. Lost your shoe? Can’t find your homework? Ask Mudshark. That is, until the Psychic Parrot takes up residence in the school library and threatens to overturn Mudshark’s position as the guy who knows all the answers. The word in school is that the parrot can out-think...
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Woods Runner
by Gary Paulsen
Samuel, 13, spends his days in the forest, hunting for food for his family. He has grown up on the frontier of a British colony, America. Far from any town, or news of the war against the King that American patriots have begun near Boston. But the war comes to them. British soldiers and Iroquois attack. Samuel’s parents are taken...
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Brian's Hunt (Brian's Saga Book 5)
by Gary Paulsen
Brian sets out on the hunt of a lifetime in this follow-up to the award-winning classic Hatchet from three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Paulsen!   Brian Robeson has stood up to the challenge of surviving the wilderness in Hatchet, The River, Brian's Winter , and Brian's Return . Now, while camping alone on a lake in...
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Tracker
by Gary Paulsen
A young hunter must confront the value of life as he faces the loss of his grandfather. For John Borne's family, hunting has nothing to do with sport or manliness. It's a matter of survival. Every fall John and his grandfather go off into the woods to shoot the deer that puts meat on the table over the long Minnesota winter.     ...
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Lawn Boy
by Gary Paulsen
One day I was 12 years old and broke. Then Grandma gave me Grandpa's old riding lawnmower. I set out to mow some lawns. More people wanted me to mow their lawns. And more and more. . . . One client was Arnold the stockbroker, who offered to teach me about "the beauty of capitalism. Supply and Demand. Diversify labor. Distribute the...
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The Crossing
by Gary Paulsen
A critically acclaimed tearjerker from a master storyteller: On one side of the border is brutality and heartache; on the other side--a new life. 14yo Manny is an orphan in Juarez, Mexico. He competes with his bigger, meaner rivals for the coins American tourists throw off the bridge between Texas and his town. Across that heavily...
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Guts
by Gary Paulsen
Guess what -- Gary Paulsen was being kind to Brian. In Guts , Gary tells the real stories behind the Brian books, the stories of the adventures that inspired him to write Brian Robeson's story: working as an emergency volunteer; the death that inspired the pilot's death in Hatchet ; plane crashes he has seen and near-misses of his own....
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How Angel Peterson Got His Name
by Gary Paulsen
WHEN YOU GROW up in a small town in the north woods, you have to make your own excitement. High spirits, idiocy, and showing off for the girls inspire Gary Paulsen and his friends to attempt: • Shooting waterfalls in a barrel • The first skateboarding • Breaking the world record for speed on skis by being towed behind a...
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Woodsong
by Gary Paulsen
Gary Paulsen has had a life as exciting as fiction! Gary Paulsen, three-time Newbery Honor author, is no stranger to adventure. He has flown off the back of a dogsled and down a frozen waterfall to near disaster, and waited for a giant bear to seal his fate with one slap of a claw. He has led a team of sled dogs toward the Alaskan...
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Lawn Boy Returns
by Gary Paulsen
Gary Paulsen’s funny follow-up to Lawn Boy is full of big surprises and big laughs.   Lawn Boy says: The summer I was twelve, mowing lawns with Grandpa’s old riding mower turned into big business. With advice from Arnold the stockbroker, I learned all about making money.   Six weeks and hundred of thousands of dollars later, life...
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Masters of Disaster
by Gary Paulsen
“Let’s face facts: We may be the most boring twelve-year-olds on the planet.”   Henry Mosley decides that he and his pals Riley and Reed have got to liven things up. They need to go on some earth-shaking adventures and make a name for themselves. Henry is the mastermind; Riley’s the cautious researcher who’s prepared for...
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Caught by the Sea: My Life on Boats
by Gary Paulsen
Another such wave could easily be the end of us. I had to do something, fix something, save the boat, save myself. But what? Gary Paulsen takes readers along on his maiden voyage, proving that ignorance can be bliss. Also really stupid and incredibly dangerous. He tells of boats that have owned him—good, bad, and beloved—and how...
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The Transall Saga
by Gary Paulsen
Find yourself in another world in The Transall Saga, the latest adventure from Gary Paulsen: Mark's solo camping trip to the desert begins as any other camping trip, until a mysterious beam of light appears.  The trip turns into a terrifying and thrilling adventure when the light beam transports Mark into another time, and what...
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Sentries
by Gary Paulsen
Nuclear disaster and human vulnerability interweave in the lives of four young people, an Ojibway Indian, an illegal Mexican migrant worker, a rock musician, and a sheep rancher's daughter with the lives of three veterans of past wars. They are four different people with four separate lives: Sue, a young woman distanced from her...
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The White Fox Chronicles
by Gary Paulsen
The year is 2057. Endless wars have torn the USA apart and enslaved Americans to the CCR, the Confederation of Consolidated Republics. Growing up in the wasteland of war has made 14-year-old Cody Pierce wise in survival skills, and now he's the White Fox, rebel leader of the children's barracks in a CCR prison camp. Once he escapes, life...
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Nightjohn
by Gary Paulsen
"To know things, for us to know things, is bad for them. We get to wanting and when we get to wanting it's bad for them. They thinks we want what they got . . . . That's why they don't want us reading." -- Nightjohn "I didn't know what letters was, not what they meant, but I thought it might be something I wanted to know. To...
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Alida's Song
by Gary Paulsen
A remarkable novel about one of the most important and loving relationships in Gary Paulsen's life. The wonderful grandmother seen through the eyes of a young boy in The Cookcamp reaches out to him at 14, offering him a haven from his harsh and painful family life. She arranges a summer job for him on the farm where she is a cook for...
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Dogsong
by Gary Paulsen
In the old days there were songs... Something is bothering Russel Susskit. He hates waking up to the sound of his father's coughing, the smell of diesel oil, the noise of snow machines starting up.      Only Oogruk, the shaman who owns the last team of dogs in the village, understands Russel's longing for the old ways and the...
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Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers: Reflections on Being Raised by a Pack of Sled Dogs
by Gary Paulsen
An experienced Iditarod racer, Gary Paulsen celebrates his lead dog and longtime companion, Cookie, in this intimate essay. Paulsen takes readers inside the kennel as Cookie’s last litter of pups grow and learn to pull sleds across the snowy frontier. Includes an author's note.
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Danger on Midnight River: World of Adventure Series, Book 6
by Gary Paulsen
Slow learner Daniel Martin escapes peer teasing by spending most of his time outdoors, and when a van crash plunges him and a gang of bullies in the river, Daniel must choose between saving himself and risking his life to save the others.
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Dancing Carl
by Gary Paulsen
Dancing Carl , Gary Paulsen's first novel, was a ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Notable Children's Trade Book for the Language Arts. In the winter, life in McKinley, Minnesota, revolves around the rinks, where kids play hockey and grown-ups skate to scratchy phonograph records. Then, the year Marsh and his best friend, Willy...
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The Monument
by Gary Paulsen
It all begins when Rocky follows Mick Strum around town while he sketches its people, animals and graveyard. Mick has been commissioned by Rocky's Kansas town to create a memorial to their war dead. As Rocky learns to respect Mick and his talents, he helps her to develop her own artistic sensibilities.It all begins when Rocky follows...
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Crush: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Love
by Gary Paulsen
Readers met the comical Kevin in Liar, Liar and Flat Broke .  Kevin gets serious about Tina Zabinski, the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. Finally, finally, he's worked up his courage—he's going to ask her out. Or will his trademark scheming get in his way?
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The Island
by Gary Paulsen
From a master storyteller comes a unique exploration into the exhilarating joys--and the inevitable dangers--of total solitude. Every day, 15yo Wil Neuton gets up, brushes his teeth, leaves the house, and rows away from shore. He's discovered the island, a place where he can go to be alone and learn to know nature--and himself. Wil's...
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Escape from Fire Mountain (World of Adventure)
by Gary Paulsen
Thirteen-year-old Nikki Roberts tries to help two children trapped by a forest fire but finds her efforts blocked by poachers who want her to become one of the fire's victims.
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Tucket's Travels: Francis Tucket's Adventures in the West, 1847-1849 (Books 1-5) (The Francis Tucket Books)
by Gary Paulsen
Fourteen-year-old Francis is heading west in a wagon train on the Oregon Trail when he’s kidnapped by Pawnees. His adventures during the two-year search for his family teach him how to live by the harsh code of the wilderness, and give readers an exciting panoramic vision of the West at a time of settlement and of war with Mexico....
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The Amazing Life of Birds: The Twenty-Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech
by Gary Paulsen
Zit monster. Puberty Werewolf. Potty Boy. Doo Doo Rules! I’m Duane. Duane Homer Leech. Don’t ask. I’m 12. And one week. What I want to know is, where is this whole puberty thing going? So far it’s just something put on earth to destroy me. And I don’t have a clue what’s coming next. From the Hardcover edition.
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Liar, Liar: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Deception
by Gary Paulsen
Kevin doesn't mean to make trouble when he lies. He's just really good at it, and it makes life so much easier. But as his lies pile up, he finds himself in big—and funny—trouble with his friends, family, and teachers. He's got to find a way to end his lying streak—forever. From the Hardcover edition.
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Flat Broke: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Greed
by Gary Paulsen
Kevin struggled to overcome his knack for lying in Liar, Liar, and now he's back for another round of mayhem and misunderstandings in this financial comedy of errors. In Kevin, Gary Paulsen has created an appealing teen boy character who is just as human and fallible as his readers. From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.
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Call Me Francis Tucket (The Francis Tucket Adventures Book 2)
by Gary Paulsen
Francis Tucket now feels more confident that he can handle just about anything. A year ago, on the wagon train, he was kidnapped from his family by a Pawnee hunting party. Then he escaped with the help of the mountain man Mr. Grimes. Now that he and Mr. Grimes have parted ways, Francis is heading west on his Indian pony, crossing the...
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Sarny
by Gary Paulsen
Many readers of Nightjohn have wanted to know what happened to Sarny, the young slave whom Nightjohn taught to read. Here is Sarny's story, from the moment she leaves the plantation in the last days of the Civil War, suddenly a free woman in search of her sold-away children. Her search takes her to New Orleans and the home of the...
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Father Water, Mother Woods: Essays on Fishing and Hunting in the North Woods (Laurel-Leaf Books)
by Gary Paulsen
Survival in the wilderness--Gary Paulsen writes about it so powerfully in his novels Hatchet and The River because he's lived it.  These essays recount his adventures alone and with friends, along the rivers and in the woods of northern Minnesota. There, fishing and hunting are serious business, requiring skill, secrets, and...
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Notes from the Dog
by Gary Paulsen
“Sometimes having company is not all it’s cracked up to be.” Fifteen-year-old Finn is a loner, living with his dad and his amazing dog, Dylan. This summer he’s hoping for a job where he doesn’t have to talk to anyone except his pal Matthew. Then Johanna moves in next door. She’s 10 years older, cool, funny, and she treats...
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Paintings from the Cave: Three Novellas
by Gary Paulsen
Meet Jake who lives in a neighborhood controlled by street violence and fear. He meets a sculptor across the street, and his eyes are opened to another world.  Or Jojo,who's closer to her three dogs than to her foster family. When Jojo tries to help another girl who needs a friend, the dogs know what to do.  Or Jamie, Erik, and...
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The Time Hackers
by Gary Paulsen
You ever open your locker and find that some joker has left something really weird inside? Seventh-grader Dorso Clayman opens his locker door to find a dead body. Thirty seconds later it disappears. It’s not the first bizarre thing that has appeared in his locker and then vanished. Something’s going on. Somebody has decided to...
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Tucket's Ride (The Francis Tucket Adventures Book 3)
by Gary Paulsen
Francis Tucket and his adopted family, Lottie and Billy, are heading west in search of Francis's parents on the Oregon Trail. But when winter comes early, Francis turns south to avoid the cold, and leads them right into enemy territory--the Mexican War of 1848. Francis and the children are captured by desperadoes, but loyalty, courage...
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Tucket's Gold (The Francis Tucket Adventures Book 4)
by Gary Paulsen
Gary Paulsen's popular Western saga continues in the fourth novel about Francis Tucket. Things look grim for Francis and his adopted family, Lottie and Billy. Without horses, water, or food, they're alone in a prairie wasteland, with the dreaded Comanchero outlaws in pursuit. Death can strike at any moment -- but so can good fortune....
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The Legend of Red Horse Cavern (World of Adventure)
by Gary Paulsen
Will veered to the left and ducked into one of the passages leading away from the palace room. Sarah stumbled and fell. Will pulled her up. They could hear the big man closing in on them. Will took another left turn and then another. Scarface’s footsteps echoed in their ears.   Deep in the damp, dark caverns of the Sacramento...
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The Legend of Bass Reeves
by Gary Paulsen
Born into slavery, Bass Reeves became the most successful US Marshal of the Wild West. Many "heroic lawmen" of the Wild West, familiar to us through television and film, were actually violent scoundrels and outlaws themselves. But of all the sheriffs of the frontier, one man stands out as a true hero: Bass Reeves. He was the most...
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The Boy Who Owned the School
by Gary Paulsen
Jacob Freisten's goal in life is to go about unnoticed. He's perfect at gliding past the jocks' lockers and sneaking into his English class. That was, until now. If Jacob wants to pass English, he must work for extra credit on the stage crew of the school production of The Wizard of Oz. Jacob, who is usually in a fog anyway, has the the...
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Canoe Days
by Gary Paulsen
Opening this book is like sitting down in a canoe, taking up a paddle, and gliding out into the summer beauty of a hidden lake. In this picture book that is as refreshing and inviting as a perfect canoe day, a fawn peeks out from the trees as ducklings fan out behind their mother. Butterflies pause and fish laze beneath the lily pads....
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GRIZZLY (Gary Paulsen World of Adventure)
by Gary Paulsen
Justin McCallister loves life on his aunt and uncle's Montana sheep ranch...until a grizzly bear begins terrorizing the livestock, injuring Justin's collie, Radar, and killing his pet lamb, Blue. Justin decides to take matters into his own hands and sets out to track down the bear. But things become more dangerous than Justin ever could...
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The Glass Cafe: Or the Stripper and the State; How My Mother Started a War with the System That Made Us Kind of Rich...
by Gary Paulsen
THE STORY IS all true and happened to me and is mine. Tony’s mom, Al, is a terrific single mother who works as a dancer at the Kitty Kat Club. Twelve-year-old Tony is a budding artist, inspired by backstage life at the club. When some of his drawings end up in an art show and catch the attention of the social services agency, Al and...
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Curse of the Ruins: World of Adventure Series, Book 17
by Gary Paulsen
“A few hundred yards ahead there is a long wooden bridge that the donkeys will be afraid to cross. But do not worry. After you cross the bridge, the ruins will not be far away.”   Cousins Kate, Sam, and Shala quickly see why the donkeys are so afraid to cross the bridge— it’s old and rickety and spans a deep rocky canyon. But...
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The Winter Room
by Gary Paulsen
This Newbery Honor Book by master storyteller Gary Paulsen is now available in this After Words paperback edition! Following the turn of the seasons, eleven year old Eldon traces the daily routines of his life on a farm and his relationship with his older brother Wayne. During the winter, with little work to be done on the farm, Eldon...
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Tucket's Home (The Francis Tucket Adventures Book 5)
by Gary Paulsen
Francis Tucket, Lottie and Billy have survived extraordinary, hair-raising adventures in their quest to find Francis's family, lost when he was kidnapped from a wagon train on the Oregon Trail. Now they meet up with a British explorer, bloodthirsty soldiers, and in a tragic, heroic encounter, with Jason Grimes, the mountain man. Their...
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Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day
by Gary Paulsen
TODAY MOLLY Learned her wacky grandma was coming to spend the day at school with her; Lost her Notebook with Everything that Matters in it, including her homework; Got a black eye. Tore her skirt. And it’s only 9 a.m. Could things get any worse? You bet! From the Hardcover edition.
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The Tent
by Gary Paulsen
Teenage Steven and his father, Corey, take to the road with a Bible, an old army tent, and less than the best of intentions. Tired of being poor, Steven's father is certain that preaching the Word of the Lord is the easy way to fame and fortune. But just when they've got their act down pat and the money is rolling in, Steven and Corey...
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Vote
by Gary Paulsen
   Kevin Spencer, the hero of Liar, Liar, Flat Broke, and Crush, has a knack for tackling big ideas and goofing up, so what's next? Politics, of course! He's running for office, and his campaign is truly unique.
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The Quilt
by Gary Paulsen
1944. Wartime. A six-year-old boy goes to spend the summer with his grandmother Alida in a small town near the Canadian border. With the men all gone off to fight, the women are left to run the farms. There’s plenty for the boy to do—trying to help with the chores, getting to know the dog, and the horses, cows, pigs, and chickens....
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DUNC GETS TWEAKED (Culpepper Adventures)
by Gary Paulsen
Best friends Dunc and Amos meet up with a new buddy named Lash when they enter the radical world of skateboard competition. When somebody “cops”—or steals—Lash’s prototype skateboard, the boys are determined to get it back. After all, Lash is about to shoot for a totally rad world’s record!  Along the way they learn a major...
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The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer
by Gary Paulsen
For a 16-year-old boy out in the world alone for the first time, every day’s an education in the hard work and boredom of migrant labor; every day teaches him something more about friendship, or hunger, or profanity, or lust—always lust. He learns how a poker game, or hitching a ride, can turn deadly. He discovers the secret sadness...
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The Seventh Crystal (Gary Paulsen World of Adventure)
by Gary Paulsen
Enjoying the computer game that arrived mysteriously without a return address, young Chris Masters plays obsessively and eventually comes to realize that the world of the game is real.
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DUNC AND AMOS GO TO THE DOGS (NXT RPT) (Culpepper Adventures)
by Gary Paulsen
Anyone who knows Amos knows that in his case, dogs are definitely not man's best friends. Even his own dog growls and shows his teeth whenever Amos is around. Amos isn't exactly fond of Scruff either. It's a dog-eat-dog world. But when Scruff gets mixed up in a dognapping scheme, Amos and his best friend, Dunc, have to team up to...
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Amos Gets Married (Culpepper Adventures)
by Gary Paulsen
Everybody knows Amos Binder is crazy in love with Melissa Hansen. Only Melissa hasn’t given any indication that she even knows Amos exists as a life-form. That is, until now.   Suddenly, things with Melissa are different. A wave, a wink-an affectionate “snookems”?! Can this really be Melissa . . . and Amos ? Dunc is determined to...
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DUNC AND AMOS AND THE RED TATTOOS (Culpepper Adventures)
by Gary Paulsen
Dunc and Amos head for camp and face two weeks of fresh air—along with regulations, demerits, KP, an inedible food. But where these two best friends go, trouble follows. They overhear a threat against the camp director and discover that camp funds have been stolen. Do these crimes have anything to do with the tattoo of the exotic red...
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DUNC AND AMOS ON THIN ICE (CULPEPPER ADVENTURES #29)
by Gary Paulsen
Best buddies Dunc and Amos are at the winter sports events. A pretty skater needs their help to defect from North Korea, but suddenly Kim Su-Yong doesn't seem to remember asking the boys for their help. In fact, she's downright hostile. Does she have a split personality, or is something fishy going on here? Dunc and Amos are suddenly...
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DUNC AND AMOS HIT THE BIG TOP (Culpepper Adventures)
by Gary Paulsen
In order to impress Melissa, the girl of his dreams, Amos Binder decides to perform on the trapeze at the visiting circus. Look out below! But before his best friend for life Dunc Culpepper can talk him out of his plan, the two stumble across a mystery behind the scenes at the circus. Now Amos is in double trouble. What’s really going...
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CULPEPPER'S CANNON (Culpepper Adventures)
by Gary Paulsen
While researching a Civil War cannon, Dunc and Amos discover a time portal that transports them back to downtown Culpepper on March 8, 1862--the day before the historic clash between the Monitor and the Merrimac.
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DUNC'S DOLL (Culpepper Adventures)
by Gary Paulsen
Dunc Culpepper and his accident-prone friend, Amos, are up to their old sleuthing habits once again. This time they’re after a band of doll thieves! When a doll that once belonged to Charles Dickens’s daughter is stolen from an exhibition at the local mall, the two boys put on their detective gear and do some serious snooping. Will a...
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The Treasure of El Patron (Gary Paulsen World of Adventure)
by Gary Paulsen
Tag pointed his flashlight into the hole and peered inside. It was impossible. The inside was hollow, like an underwater cave. Something shiny lay near the opening and reflected the beam from his light. He reached inside and pulled it out.   A pewter spoon.   If he could have made a sound, he would have screamed with joy. He...
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Amos Binder, Secret Agent (Culpepper #28) (Culpepper Adventures)
by Gary Paulsen
It’s spy vs. spy when Amos is mistaken for a government double agent and give a top-secret assignment. He’s got the trench coat, he’s got the dark sunglasses, he’s go that smooth and debonair James Bond way about him. Now all he needs is Dunc to bail him out!   Join best friends Dunc and Amos as they try a little espionage...
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COACH AMOS (Culpepper Adventures)
by Gary Paulsen
Amos and Dunc have their hands full when their school principal asks them to coach the local T-ball team. For one thing, nobody on the team even knows first base from left field, and the season opener is coming right up. And then there’s that sinister-looking gangster driving by in his long black limo and making threats. Can Dunc and...
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AMOS GOES BANANAS (Culpepper Adventures)
by Gary Paulsen
Amos has more than a monkey on his back. It’s a gorilla. Her name is Louise. And she’s in love with him. Dunc isn’t much help. He’s convinced that Louise is the key to solving a really big-time case involving some assassins and a respected senator.   Who will prevail? Dunc? The assassins? Or Louise?
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A Christmas Sonata
by Gary Paulsen
A young boy and his mother spend Christmas 1943 with relatives in northern Minnesota while his father is fighting in the war in Europe.  They take a long journey by train to a snowy land of vast frozen lakes, deep and sparkling cold, and the most magical Christmas tree the boy has ever seen.  He knows this will be the last Christmas...
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The Creature of Black Water Lake: World of Adventure Series, Book 13
by Gary Paulsen
Thirteen-year-old Ryan Swanner and his mom just moved to the mountain resort of Black Water Lake. The locals say that beneath the lake's seemingly calm surface, a giant, ancient creature lives. But Ryan's new friend Rita tells him that's just hogwash. She's not afraid to go fishing out on the lake, even though, oddly, the lake seems to...
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THUNDER VALLEY: World of Adventure Series, Book 16
by Gary Paulsen
Twins Jeremy and Jason Parsons are helping their grandma run the Thunder Valley Ski Lodge while their grandfather recuperates from a broken hip. When Grandma Parsons joins their grandfather at the hospital, the boys are left to take care of the lodge on their own. Strange things begin happening once Grandma leaves, though. Could it be...
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SKYDIVE: World of Adventure Series, Book 11
by Gary Paulsen
Jesse Rodriguez has a pretty exciting job for a 13-year-old, working for his friend Buck at a small flight and skydiving school near Seattle. But he still can't wait to turn 16 and finally be old enough to make his first free-fall jump from a plane. Buck has been like a father to him ever since Jesse's dad died, and has made sure that...
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DUNC'S HALLOWEEN
by Gary Paulsen
Dunc and his best friend, Amos, are planning the best route to get the most candy on Halloween. But their plans change when Amos is slightly bitten by a werewolf. he begins scratching himself and chasing UPS trucks: He's become a werepuppy!
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Time Benders: World of Adventure Series, Book 14
by Gary Paulsen
Super-brain Zack Griffin and hoops fan Jeff Brown wouldn't normally hang together. But when both boys win trips to a famous science laboratory, they find out they do have one thing in common: curiosity. They discover that one of the machines in the lab can "bend" time--and Jeff and Zack end up in 1334 B.C. Egypt! There's a plot afoot to...
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HOOK 'EM SNOTTY (Gary Paulsen World of Adventure)
by Gary Paulsen
“I’ve had enough . . .” Alex let go of her horse and hit Bobbie like a tigress, driving her back and knocking her on her rear. “Now we’ll see if you have problems with your rump.” Bobbie leapt to her feet. Her lips were tight. She stalked past Alex and as she did reached out and shoved her backward. Into the water...
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RODOMONTE'S REVENGE
by Gary Paulsen
As Brett watched, one hand slipped loose, then the other. Tom dropped, screaming, into the flames. His body, all red and bubbled, boiled up once to the surface, then was gone. PLAYER ONE HAS ONE LIFE REMAINING. GAME CONTINUES.   Flaming fire rivers. Divebombing buzz-bugs. A cruel king waiting to do battle in his...
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Cowpokes and Desperados (Culpepper Adventures)
by Gary Paulsen
Git along little doggies! Dunc and Amos are bound for Uncle Woody Culpepper’s Santa Fe cattle ranch for a week of fun. But when they overhear a couple of cowpokes plotting to do Uncle Woody in, the two sleuths are back on the trail of serious action! Who’s been making off with all the prize cattle? Can Dunc and Amos stop the rustlers...
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The Gorgon Slayer (Gary Paulsen World of Adventure)
by Gary Paulsen
A horrid shriek erupted from behind the stairs, and clammy, leathery wings exploded into Warren’s face. He slammed his eyes shut and beat the Gorgon off, hearing Rick’s sword swish through empty air. Warren dove back, rolled on his shoulder, and came up clear, his sword slicing in every direction… With his turned-up nose and...
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AMOS'S KILLER CONCERT CAPER (Culpepper Adventures)
by Gary Paulsen
Amos is desperate. He’s desperate for two tickets to the romantic event of his young life . . . the Road Kill concert! He’ll do anything to get them because he heard from a friend of a friend of a friend of Melissa Hansen that she’s way into Road Kill. But when he enlists the help of his best friend Dunc, he winds up with more than...
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Project: A Perfect World (World of Adventure)
by Gary Paulsen
When Jim Stanton’s family moves to Folsum, New Mexico, everyone but Jim is happy. The townspeople are just too polite, and they’re all eerily obedient to Jefferson Kincaid, the president of Folsum National Laboratories. Then Jim meets a mysterious girl who lives in the mountains, and she tells him a shocking secret. Something weird...
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AMOS AND THE CHAMELEON CAPER (Culpepper Adventures)
by Gary Paulsen
She’s a master of disguises—able to change identities at will. She’s wanted in five states. They call her the Chameleon. Dunc thinks he and Amos are just about to crack the case wide open. And all they have to do is sneak into this dangerous felon’s apartment!
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DUNC BREAKS THE RECORD
by Gary Paulsen
Best friends for life Dunc and Amos have a small problem when they try hang gliding—they crash in the wilderness. Luckily, Amos has read a book about a boy who survived in the wilderness for 54 days. Too bad Amos doesn’t have a hatchet. Things go from bad to worse when a wild man holds the boys captive. Can anything save them now?
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PRINCE AMOS (Culpepper Adventures)
by Gary Paulsen
When their fifth-grade class spends a weekend interning at the state capital, Dunc and Amos find themselves face-to-face with Amos’s walking double—Gustav, Crown Prince of Moldavia! His Royal Highness is desperate to uncover a traitor in his ranks. And when he asks Amos to switch places with him, Dunc holds his breath to see what...
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DUNC AND THE GREASED STICKS OF DOOM (Culpepper Adventures)
by Gary Paulsen
Five . . . four . . . three . . . two . . .  Olympic superstar Francesco Bartoli is about to hurl  himself down the face of a mountain in another  attempt to clinch the world slalom speed record.  Cheering fans and snapping cameras are everywhere. But  someone is out to stop him, and Dunc thinks he  knows who it is. Can Dunc...
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The Rock Jockeys (Gary Paulsen world of adventure)
by Gary Paulsen
The rock wall above them was as smooth as polished black marble. There were no crevices and no ledges. They would have to fight for every inch. Rick looked at his friends. J.D. and Spud nodded silently. Rick stood up and started. His job would be to make the trail. Their job was to make sure he lived through it.   High atop...
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AMOS GETS FAMOUS
by Gary Paulsen
Deciphering a code they find in a library book, best friends for life Amos and Dunc stumble onto a burglary ring. The burglars' next target is the home of Melissa, the girl of Amos's dreams (who doesn't even know that he's alive). Amos longs to be a hero to Melissa, so nothing will stop him from solving this case--not even a...
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DUNC AND THE SCAM ARTISTS (Culpepper Adventures)
by Gary Paulsen
Best friends for life Dunc Culpepper and Amos Binder are at it again. Some older residents of their town have been bilked by con artists, and the two boys want to look into these crimes. They meet elderly Betsy Dell, whose nasty nephew Frank gives the boys the creeps. Then they notice some soft dirt in Ms. Dell’s shed, and a shovel....
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SUPER AMOS (CULPEPPER ADVENTURES #30)
by Gary Paulsen
Dunc thinks Mr. Smith is just an old man who owns a junkyard and a mean junkyard dog. But Amos is convinced Mr. Smith is Lightning Man, a retired superhero, and the dog is his super sidekick. Meanwhile, Mr. Smith's sinister new neighbor, Professor Brainard, seems to be casting some kind of weird spell over the city council. Dunc and Amos...
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Flight of the Hawk: World of Adventure Series, Book 18
by Gary Paulsen
When Andy Hawkes's parents are tragically killed by a hit-and-run driver, Andy is sent to live with his mysterious grandfather. Andy has only met Grandfather Hawkes once, at his parents' funeral. The old man seemed frail and sickly, and a little bit weird. But Andy soon finds out his grandfather isn't what he seems--he's an inventor, for...
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AMOS AND THE ALIEN (Culpepper Adventures)
by Gary Paulsen
When Amos and his best friend Dunc have a close encounter with an extraterrestrial named “Girrk,” Dunc thinks they should report their findings to NASA. But Amos has other plans. Not only does he promise to help Girrk find a way back to his plant, he invites him to hide under his bed! Then weird things start to happen—Scruff...
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This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs
by Gary Paulsen
In the National Book Award longlist book This Side of Wild , Newbery Honor–winning author Gary Paulsen shares surprising true stories about his relationship with animals, highlighting their compassion, intellect, intuition, and sense of adventure. Gary Paulsen is an adventurer who competed in two Iditarods, survived the Minnesota...
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The Rifle
by Gary Paulsen
This tough, thought-provoking novel for young adults takes deadly aim at the oft-quoted notion: “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” With subtle mastery and precision, Paulsen’s novel challenges the idea that firearms don’t become instruments of destruction and murder until they are placed in human hands-- The Rifle...
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The Car
by Gary Paulsen
Fourteen-year-old Terry Anders is a 1990s Huck Finn, with parents as neglectful as Pap. Like Huck, he escapes, not on a raft but by constructing a kit car. “Besides evoking a type of independence and tough-mindedness that will appeal to teens, this provocative novel introduces and explores some interesting philosophies of life while...
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Categories: All Children's Lit; All Teen Lit
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