Gary Paulsen: A Brief Biography

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Born on May 19, 1939 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Gary Paulsen has had a crazy life! He was raised by his grandmother because his father went to serve in the military and his mom worked in Chicago, Illinois. But, he lived in the Philippines from 1946-1949. During his teenage years Gary found reading as a soother from his crazy family, but, when he was 14 he ran away. Through that he used his experiences to write books. He became in love with dogs so he went into the Iditarod Dog Sled Race in 1985. From there he wrote the books Dogsled and Woodsong which got him a newberry medal award. He also joined the army in the early 1950s. Gary has wrote more than 200 books of nonfiction and fiction for children and young adults. He has won a lot of Awards
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