The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books

Book - 2001
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Guess what -- Gary Paulsen was being kind to Brian. InGuts, 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 inHatchet; 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.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Delacorte, 2001
ISBN: 9780385326506
Branch Call Number: TEEN 813 PAU 2001
Characteristics: 148p


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Aug 18, 2016

Very amazing and interesting book , quick to read and better yet , True stories of the Author's life experiences . Has humor and you won't regret reading this small but packs a wallop book . Had to get by ILL but well worth the wait .

Jun 19, 2016

Agreed with previous comment. I came to this read because I wanted to know more about the author of Hatchet, Brian's Return, The River. At first it was a little hard to imagine his upbringing, but as an 'mature' adult I grew to understand this author's life. My Life in Dogs or title nearly as - was rewarding, made me laugh, cry & wish for such companions.

Apr 16, 2014

Guess what mammal kills the most people in North America most years? Did you guess deer? Each chapter of GUTS tells a story from Gary Paulsen's wild and sometimes crazy dangerous life of adventure. Most people understand the need to respect, say, bears, but deer? Mosquitoes? The story about deer you'll have to read to believe (it's pretty sad), but I think the scariest one was the mosquitoes. This is a short, fast, un-put-downable adventure book--and just as amazing--every story is true.

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