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novelist, outdoorsman, survivalist

Gary Paulsen is an author known for his award-winning, autobiographical coming-of-age stories based on his experiences with wilderness survival, dog sledding, and trapping. Paulsen was initially inspired to write by a librarian who gave him his own library card, a steady supply of books, and a Scripto notebook with a new pencil.

Best-known works: Hatchet, Dogsong, Woodsong

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