Harris and Me: A Summer Remembered

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Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 157 pages
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A young boy spends his tenth summer on his aunt and uncle’s farm, where he is constantly involved in crazy escapades with his cousin Harris. “On the Larson farm, readers will experience hearts as large as farmers’ appetites, humor as broad as the country landscape and adventures as wild as boyhood imaginations. All this adds up to a hearty helping of old-fashioned, rip-roaring entertainment.”--Publishers Weekly

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The ending was nice and realistic at the same time. - Goodreads
The ending made me cry. - Goodreads
Paulsen's writing made me feel like I was there. - Goodreads

Review: Harris and Me (Tales to Tickle the Funnybone #2)

User Review  - Liza - Goodreads

Family book club book and we all loved it: two forty year olds and our 12 year old who recommended it. Lots of laughs and a little bit of tears at the end Read full review

Review: Harris and Me (Tales to Tickle the Funnybone #2)

User Review  - Student Zach - Goodreads

I would like to read a sequel of it it was good Read full review

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About the author (1993)

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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