Gary Paulsen

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  • The Hatchet By Gary Paulsen Summary

    A 42-year-old woman from Alberta named Rhonda Cardinal was lost in Northern Alberta's wilderness after blacking out on a rabbit trapping trip in 2012. She was living off berries and river water. She couldn't explain how she went missing. She "blacked out", woke up lost and started wandering around through a bush. When she was lost, she encountered a bear. She survived for 16 days. The "Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen is about a fourteen year old boy named Brian Robinson who's traveling to Canada to visit his father. A horrible incident happened during his flight in the bush plane to Canada. Suddenly, Brian finds himself all alone in the Canadian wilderness with a hatchet that was gifted from his mom and his windbreaker. Brian has to bear the memories…

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  • Examples Of Punishment In Nightjohn

    Slavery is known to be a dark part in U.S. history, but why should people lie about what clearly happened? Slavery is the practice of forcing people, specifically African Americans, to do labor for an owner on his or her plantation. In the novel, NightJohn, Sarny secretly starts to learn to read and write despite the risks of getting discovered. Although Gary Paulsen’s novel, NightJohn, is considered historical fiction, Paulsen accurately depicts their support between each other, their…

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  • Hatchet Reflection

    One novel that has impacted my life greatly would have to be Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. This story is about a young miner who was in an airplane crash. The airplane landed in a lake in the forest. The boy had to learn how to survive on his own with nothing, but his hatchet. That special hatchet was a gift from his mother, which she gave him before his airplane departed. Throughout the summer, he learns how to survive in the part of the wilderness he had never seen before. Particularly, this book…

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  • Night John Slavery

    `“ I was nothing but a child enduring slavery, but I had to work the same as any man” This quote is written by MIngo White, on his experience of slavery. In the book, Night John, the main character is a young girl, named Sarney, who is forced into working labor at a young age. During the 1700’s-1950’s in America, the system of people being treated as property to be bought and sold, to endure labor was a common practice. Even though, Gary Paulsen’s novel, Night John is considered nonsense,…

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  • Gary Paulsen Biography

    Paulsen was born on May 17, 1939. His father was a professional soldier and his mother worked at a munitions factory. His parents did not make a whole lot of money, so Paulsen had to work at several different jobs. He learned to read at a very early age and developed a passion for it. Paulsen was excited about reading and decided to take a trip to the library for a new book. The librarian knew exactly what book to give Gary Paulsen when she saw him and issued him a library card. Gary…

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  • Slavery In Nightjohn

    Slavery is known to be a dark part in U.S. history, but why should people lie about what clearly happened? Slavery is the condition of forcing people against their will, specifically African Americans, to undertake exhausting labor for an owner of a plantation. In the novel, NightJohn, the main character, Sarny, secretly starts to learn to read and write despite the risks of getting discovered. Although Gary Paulsen’s novel, NightJohn, is considered historical fiction, Paulsen accurately depicts…

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  • Gary Paulsen Quotes

    ice cold snow, and determination. This is the reality of the Iditarod, a race the main character of my book Gary Paulsen competes in. This race takes place in Alaska where elite runners face the hardest terrain in the world and cover 1,150 miles of land with their dogs. In this book, Gary starts training with practically no experience and no racing dogs to run the longest race in existence but, ends up not only running the race once but twice and wins the second time. This shows the…

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  • Causes Of Conflict In Hatchet

    How would you feel if you crashed a plane in the Canadian wilderness, and you are all by yourself? That is what happened to Brian Robeson a thirteen year old in the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. After Brian crashed his plane he had to try to survive in the wilderness with only his hatchet. Conflict is the most important story element in the book Hatchet because it made Brian realize his abilities, it caused rising action in the story, and it taught Brian to never give up. Conflict teaches Brian…

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  • Hatchet Quotes

    Could you survive by yourself in the Canadian wilderness for 54 with only a hatchet ?In the novel Hatchet by Gary Paulsen,the main character Brian did just that.Brian got stuck in the Canadian Wilderness for 54 days after he was flying to see his father and the pilot had a heart attack.Brian had been through so much mentally and physically in the wilderness that it made him realize what he needed to survive like when he got attacked by a porcupine and got stuck in the leg with some quills,he…

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  • Summary Of Michael Spurgeon's Let The Water Hold Me Down

    Michael Spurgeon's novel Let the Water Hold Me Down tells a story about a man named Hank, whose wife and daughter died in a drowning accident, while also giving great supporting information on how much the government plays a part in poverty. After his wife and daughter’s death, Hank then decides to impulsively hop on a plane to Mexico where he will stay with his very rich friend, Cesar. While soul searching in Mexico he ends up getting a job in the poverty ridden town of Chiapas. The poor town…

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