Popcorn Days & Buttermilk Nights, Page 385

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Puffin Books, 1983 - Juvenile Fiction - 100 pages
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Carley would rather be anywhere that in this poverty-stricken Minnesota farm town. Still, staying with his Uncle David's family is better than reform school--which is where Carley was headed. Paulsen is the award-winning author of Hatchet.

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User Review  - Trevor Neidlinger - Goodreads

This book was very entertaining and always kept me in to the book. It was very well written and I could see everything the author was writing. Also, it was neat to be able to learn about the little ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lindsey - Goodreads

An interesting, short novel. Great for tween and adolescents, especially boys. Really like Paulsen's writing style, his imagery, and his injection of emotion without being overbearing. Read full review

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About the author (1983)

Gary Paulsen was born on May 17, 1939 in Minnesota. During the first few years of his life, his father was stationed in Europe during World War II and his mother worked in a factory. Paulsen was raised by his grandmother and aunts. He lived overseas after the war in the Phillippines between 1946-49. Ever since he was fifteen, he worked many jobs to support himself. He attended Bemidji College, in Minnesota, paying his tuition by being a trapper. He also spent some time in the army. He decided one day to try writing and tried to become a magazine editor. He spent nearly a year as an associate magazine editor on a magazine for men in Hollywood, California. He published his first book, "Special War," in 1966 and had published nearly forty books and several articles and short stories during his early years. He went back to school in 1972, attending the University of Colorado, but his career was interrupted by a lawsuit in 1977 over "Winterkill." In 1990, he suffered a mild heart attack, which did not hinder his writing at all. Some of Paulsen's most well-known books are the Hatchet series, although he has published many other popular novels including Dogsong, Harris and Me, and The Winter Room, which won the Newbery Honor. Woodsong and Winterdance are among the most popular books about the Iditarod. Paulsen was the recipient of the 1997 Margaret A. Edwards Award for his lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.

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