PaulsenGary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen was born on May 17, 1939 in Minneapolis, MN. He wrote over 200 books for children and young adults. Having had a difficult childhood, Paulsen worked many odd jobs before finding success as a writer later in life. An avid reader with a love for the outdoors, he eventually merged these two interests in his many novels. Paulsen actively pursued the life of an outdoorsman. He spent time living on a houseboat in the Pacific, and owned a large property in Alaska for training sled dogs. Paulsen also participated in Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. As an author, he was the recipient of several awards. In 1997 in he received the Margaret A. Edwards Award; and he was the runner-up for the Newbery Medal three times with his books Dogsong, Hatchet, and The Winter Room. Gary Paulsen passed away on October 13, 2021.


Gary Paulsen Titles at the Brookline Public Library

  • Juvenile· The Cookcamp (Alida, #1) – JUV FIC PAU
  • Liar, Liar (The Theory, Practice, and Destructive Properties of…, #1) – JUV FIC PAU
  • Flat Broke (The Theory, Practice, and Destructive Properties of…, #2) – JUV FIC PAU
  • Crush (The Theory, Practice, and Destructive Properties of…, #3) – JUV FIC PAU
  • Harris and Me: a Summer Remembered (Tales to Tickle the Funnybone, #2) – JUV FIC PAU
  • Hatchet (Brian Robeson, #1) – JUV FIC PAU & YA CDA PAU
  • Lawn Boy (Lawn Boy, #1) – JUV FIC PAU
  • Lawn Boy Returns (Lawn Boy, #2) – JUV FIC PAU
  • Mr. Tucket – (Francis Tucket, #1) JUV FIC PAU
  • Masters of Disaster - JUV FIC PAU
  • The Winter Room - JUV FIC PAU
  • Woods Runner - JUV FIC PAU
  • How Angel Peterson Got His Name: and Other Outrageous Tales about Extreme Sports - JUV BIO PAU
  • This Side of Wild - JUV BIO PAU


Young Adult 

  • The Car – YA FIC PAU
  • Murphy’s Stand (Murphy, #5) – YA FIC PAU
  • The River (Brian Robeson, #2) – YA FIC PAU
  • Brian’s Winter (Brian Robeson, #3) – YA FIC PAU
  • Brian’s Return (Brian Robeson, #4) – YA FIC PAU
  • Brian’s Hunt (Brian Robeson, #5) – YA FIC PAU
  • The Transall Saga - YA FIC PAU
  • Caught By the Sea: My Life on Boats – YA BIO PAU
  • Guts: the True Story Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books – YA BIO PAU