Gone to the Woods by Gary Paulsen audiobook

Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood

By Gary Paulsen
Read by Dan Bittner

Macmillan Young Listeners 9780374314156

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781250779755

  • ISBN: 9781250779755

Runtime: 6.76 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A #1 Amazon bestseller

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

A mesmerizing memoir from a living literary legend, giving readers a new perspective on the origins of Gary Paulsen’s famed survival stories.

His name is synonymous with high-stakes wilderness survival stories. Now, beloved author Gary Paulsen portrays a series of life-altering moments from his turbulent childhood as his own original survival story. If not for his summer escape from a shockingly neglectful Chicago upbringing to a North Woods homestead at age five, there never would have been a Hatchet. Without the encouragement of the librarian who handed him his first book at age thirteen, he may never have become a reader. And without his desperate teenage enlistment in the Army, he would not have discovered his true calling as a storyteller.

An entrancing account of grit and growing up, perfect for newcomers and lifelong fans alike, this is the famed author at his rawest and most real.

A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A riveting, hopeful survival story.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Dan Bittner flawlessly narrates this matchless memoir, which captures writer Gary Paulsen’s bittersweet life…The sublime narration and satisfying conclusion contribute to a rewarding listening experience. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“He battles poverty, neglect, and uncertainty, but he does overcome these challenges to become an admired author…There is some graphic and violent content…which may not be appropriate for younger students. Overall, this exciting, fast-paced title reads like fiction…A wonderful way to introduce middle grade and high school readers to the excitement and beauty of biographies.” School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Gary Paulsen

Author Bio: Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, including three Newbery Honor Books: The Winter Room, Hatchet, and Dogsong. He won the Margaret A. Edwards Award given by the ALA for his lifetime achievement in young adult literature. He divides his time between his home in Alaska, his ranch in New Mexico, and his sailboat on the Pacific Ocean

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 6.76
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English