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Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books

Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books

The author relates incidents in his life and how they inspired parts of his books about the character, Brian Robeson.

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ISBN 9780440407126
Published 1 November 2002 by Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
Format Paperback, New title
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Author(s) By Paulsen, Gary
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780440407126
ISBN-10 0440407125
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
Imprint Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers
Publication Date 1 November 2002
International Publication Date 12 November 2002
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Paulsen, Gary
Category History
Number of Pages 148
Dimensions Width: 102mm
Height: 178mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 91g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Authors, American - 20th century, Authors, American, Children's stories - Authorship, Paulsen, Gary, Paulsen, Gary
NBS Text Reference & Home Learning
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;General/trade;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code B
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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. He describes how he made his own bows and arrows, and takes readers on his first hunting trips, showing the wonder and solace of nature along with his hilarious mishaps and mistakes. He shares special memories, such as the night he attracted every mosquito in the county, or how he met the moose with a sense of humor, and the moose who made it personal. There's a handy chapter on Eating Eyeballs and Guts or Starving: The Fine Art of Wilderness Nutrition. Recipes included. Readers may wonder how Gary Paulsen survived to write all of his books -- well, it took guts. From the Hardcover edition.

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Author's Bio

Gary Paulsen is a three-time Newbery Honor winner who has published more than 100 books. Among his best-known titles are Brian's Winter and Soldier's Heart.

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