Gone to the Woods: A True Story of Growing Up in the Wild (Paperback)Gary Paulsen (author)
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From the author of the bestselling Hatchet comes a true story of high-stakes wilderness survival!
If not for his six-hundred-mile journey from the busy Chicago city to a captivating Minnesotan farm aged five, there never would have been a Hatchet. Without the encouragement of the librarian who handed him his first book aged thirteen, he may never have become a reader. And without his daring teenage enlistment in the army, he might not have discovered his true calling as a storyteller.
Gone to the Woods: A True Story of Growing Up in the Wild is the entrancing true story of Gary Paulsen's childhood, of grit and growing up, and is the acclaimed author at his rawest and most real.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 258 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 24 mm
Leaves you gritting your teeth and clutching the pages . . . Beautiful language . . . stunning detail . . . Haunted me as a reader. * The New York Times Book Review *
Recalls many tense and dangerous moments. Readers will find themselves turning the pages quickly to see what happens next and whether the boy survives, perhaps forgetting that this is the life story of a popular author now 81 years old. * The Washington Post *
A rich, compelling read that is emotive and expressive without forcing empathy from the reader. Both brightly funny and darkly tragic, it is fresh in its honest portrayal of difficult themes.Readers will fall into this narrative of succeeding against overwhelming odds amid deep trauma. -- Kirkus, starred review
A riveting, hopeful survival story about personal resilience amid trauma * Publishers Weekly *
Beautifully written, Paulsen's memoir demonstrates that good can triumph over bad beginnings. With three Newbery Awards in his rucksack, Paulsen writes reliably great books, and everybody will want to get their hands on his latest. * Booklist *
In a memoir that reads like the fiction that has made him famous, Gary Paulsen leads his audience through the rugged terrain of his childhood, a period that profoundly inspired his Newbery Honor-winning classic wilderness and survival stories The Winter Room, Hatchet and Dogsong. * Shelf Awareness, starred review *
Resonant themes and beautiful writing. * Horn Book, starred review *
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