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Gary Paulsen Books In Order

Publication Order of Francis Tucket Books

Mr. Tucket (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Call Me Francis Tucket (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tucket's Ride (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tucket's Gold (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tucket's Home (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lt. Ronnie Gold Books

The Sweeper (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clutterkill (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Brian Robeson Books

Hatchet (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The River (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brian's Winter (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brian's Return (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brian's Hunt (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Murphy Books

Murphy (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murphy's Gold (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murphy's Herd (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murphy's War (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murphy's Stand (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murphy's Ambush (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murphy's Trail (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tales To Tickle The Funnybone Books

The Boy Who Owned the School (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harris and Me: A Summer Remembered (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Schernoff Discoveries (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Glass Cafe (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Amazing Life of Birds: The Twenty-Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Alida Books

The Cookcamp (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alida's Song (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Quilt (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Duncan Culpepper Books

The Case of the Dirty Bird (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Culpepper's Cannon (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dunc Gets Tweaked (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dunc's Halloween (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dunc Breaks the Record (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dunc and the Flaming Ghost (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amos Gets Famous (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dunc and Amos Hit the Big Top (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dunc's Dump (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dunc and the Scam Artists (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dunc and Amos and the Red Tattoos (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dunc's Undercover Christmas (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dunc and the Haunted Castle (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cowpokes and Desperadoes (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wild Culpepper Cruise (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prince Amos (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coach Amos (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amos and the Alien (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dunc and Amos Meet the Slasher (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dunc and the Greased Sticks of Doom (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amos's Killer Concert Caper (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amos Gets Married (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amos Goes Bananas (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dunc and Amos Go to the Dogs (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amos and the Vampire (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amos and the Chameleon Caper (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amos Binder, Secret Agent (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dunc and Amos on Thin Ice (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Super Amos (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Culpepper Adventures Special Books

Dunc and Amos Meets the Slasher (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nightjohn Books

Nightjohn (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sarny (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of World Of Adventure Books

The Legend of Red Horse Cavern (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rodomonte's Revenge (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escape from Fire Mountain (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rock Jockeys (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gorgon Slayer (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hook 'em Snotty (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger on Midnight River (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captive! (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Project: A Perfect World (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Treasure of El Patron (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skydive! (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seventh Crystal (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Creature of Black Water Lake (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time Benders (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grizzly (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thunder Valley (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Curse of the Ruins (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flight of the Hawk (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lawn Boy Books

Lawn Boy (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lawn Boy Returns (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties Of... Books

Liar, Liar (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flat Broke (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crush (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vote (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Some Birds Don't Fly (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Death Specialists (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Implosion Effect (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
C.B. Jockey (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The C.B. Radio Caper (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Curse of the Cobra (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winterkill (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Stick (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Foxman (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tiltawhirl John (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Green Recruit (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spitball Gang (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Compkill (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dancing Carl (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Popcorn Days and Buttermilk Nights (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tracker (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dogsong (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sentries (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crossing (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Island (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Rituals (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Voyage of the Frog (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Winter Room (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Canyons (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Night the White Deer Died (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kill Fee (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Monument (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clabbered Dirt, Sweet Grass (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Christmas Sonata (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haymeadow (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Car (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tent: A Parable in One Sitting (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rifle (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ice Race (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Transall Saga (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Soldier's Heart (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beet Fields (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White Fox (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Time Hackers (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Legend of Bass Reeves (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mudshark (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Notes from the Dog (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Masters of Disaster (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Woods Runner (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Road Trip (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Family Ties (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Field Trip (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fishbone's Song (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

Dogteam (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tortilla Factory (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Worksong (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Canoe Days (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

All Aboard: Stories from Big Books (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paintings from the Cave (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Grass-Eaters: Real Animals (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Small Ones (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hitting, Pitching and Running - Maybe (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Martin Luther King: The Man Who Climbed the Mountain (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dribbling, Shooting and Scoring - Sometimes (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Farm: A History and Celebration of the American Farmer (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Careers in an Airport (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tackling, Running and Kicking - Now and Again (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Riding, Roping and Bulldogging - Almost (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hiking and Backpacking (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Running, Jumping and Throwing - If You Can (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Successful Home Repair: When Not to Call the Contractor (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forehanding and Backhanding - If You're Lucky (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Downhill, Hotdogging and Cross-Country - If the Snow Isn't Sticky (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Facing Off, Checking and Goaltending - Perhaps (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Launching, Floating High and Landing - If Your Pilot Light Doesn't Go Out (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pummeling, Falling and Getting Up - Sometimes (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Track, Enduro and Motocross - Unless You Fall Over (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Canoeing, Kayaking and Rafting (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Going Very Fast in a Circle - If You Don't Run Out of Gas (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
TV and Movie Animals (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Athletics (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ice Hockey (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Motor Cycling (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skiing (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tennis (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Money Saving Home Repair Guide (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sailing: From Jibs to Jibing (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beat the System: A Survival Guide (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Madonna Stories (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Woodsong (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full of Hot Air: Launching, Floating High and Landing (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Father Water, Mother Woods: Essays on Fishing and Hunting in the North Woods (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Guide for Using Hatchet in the Classroom (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eastern Sun, Winter Moon: An Autobiographical Odyssey (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Puppies, Dogs and Blue Northers: Reflections on Being Raised by a Pack of Sled Dogs (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Life in Dog Years (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pilgrimage on a Steel Ride: A Memoir of Men and Motorcycles (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zero to Sixty: A Motorcycle Journey Through Midlife (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caught by the Sea: My Life on Boats (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How Angel Peterson Got His Name and Other Outrageous Tales About Extreme Sports (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Gary Paulsen is known as one of the popular American authors of the young adult genre. He was born as Gary James Paulsen in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States on May 17, 1939. He is best known for writing down the coming of age stories often depicting the wilderness. During his writing career, he has penned down over 200 books and an equal number of short stories and magazine articles. Gary has also scripted several few plays mainly for the teenagers. For his excellent contribution to writing teen novels throughout his life, he awarded with the Margaret Edwards Award in the year 1997 by the American Library Association. Other than the young adult genre, Gary has also written many successful novels based on the literature & fiction, and outdoor & nature genres. Gary was born in an extended family and has a couple of siblings. His father, Oscar Paulsen was an Army Officer and had served during the Second World War. Due to the national duties of his father, Gary was not able to see him until the age of 7. His upbringing was done mostly by his aunts, grandmother and several relatives. When he was 7 years old, he and his mother went to the Philippines to be with his father and stayed there for a couple of years. After returning back to Minnesota, Gary ran away from his house and joined a carnival when he was 14 years old.

Gary says that he was not a dedicated student in his school days, but had developed a passion towards reading books at a very young age. It all started when he was given a novel by a librarian along with his library card to read. He was so touched by the book that he began spending long hours in his apartment’s basement alone and reading multiple books. When he ran away from his home and joined a carnival, he began traveling to different places with the group. This helped him to develop a liking for adventure. After that, he began indulging in different activities like doing rigorous chores on the farms during a youthful summer, working as a construction worker, an engineer, a truck driver, a ranch hand, a sailor. He also took part in the 1180 mile dog race in Alaska race for two rounds. These activities allowed author Gary Paulsen to have enough sources from which he could develop interesting stories. As of today, he lives happily along with his beloved wife named Ruth Paulsen in his house situated in New Mexico. Ruth is a professional artist and works as an illustrator for some of Gary’s books. The couple often divided their time between staying at home together and boating in the Pacific.

During his writing career, author Gary Paulsen has written a total of 5 novel series, all of which are quite successful. One of them is the ‘Brian’s Saga’ series of novels, which consists of a total of 5 books. They are published between the years 1986 and 2003. The first novel of the Brian’s Saga series was published by the Atheneum Books publishing house in the year 1986. It was titled ‘Hatchet’. The plot of this novel is set in Canada and depicts the life story of the main character named Brian Robenson. The first edition of the novel became an instant hit as a modern classic novel as it described the story of Brian Robenson as a 13 year old boy who survives a plane crash with the help of his desperate and dedicated efforts. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, it is shown that Brian Robenson gets stranded in the wilderness of Canada following a plane crash. In order to survive and get back to his normal life, Brian uses his hatchet and his instincts. He shows a great determination and comes out of his misery after saying alive in the wilderness for 54 days of difficulty. In the latest edition of the novel, author Gary Paulsen has added a sidebar commentary by himself and a new introduction. These additions were specifically written for the latest volume of the novel. The descriptions in the plot of the novel are complemented by the detailed pen and ink illustrations by Drew Willis. They are very much interesting and help to add a new dimension to the latest edition of the novel. Author Gary believes that the new additions in the book will be treasured by its fans and by the readers who will be encountering the unforgettable journey of Brian Robenson for the very first time.

The second novel of the series was published under the title ‘The River’. It was published by the Laurel Leaf Library publishing house in the year 1991. This novel depicts the life of the main character named Brian Robenson two years ahead of the first novel. The opening line of the plot of the novel reads, “We want you to do that again”, which seems to change the life of Brian Robenson. Two years before, he was involved in a plane crash and was stranded in the wilderness of Canada alone. He had to strive for 54 days and came out alive with the help of his instincts and a small hatchet. After surviving those difficult days, Brain hopes of never encountering them again. But, he asked by the government to go back to the wilderness and perform his survival tasks again so that it can help the military and the astronauts to learn his survival techniques and use them in difficult situations. However, he will not be going alone this time. A government psychologist named Derek Holtzer will accompany him in the wilderness. He will be observing Brian’s survival techniques, taking notes and reporting back to the government. During the task, they get stuck in a freak storm due to which Derek gets hit by a lightening, thereby falling into coma. Even their radio transmitter becomes dead. Seeing the condition of Derek Brian becomes afraid. He realizes that he needs to take him to a doctor or else he will die of dehydration. Their only hope lies in building a raft and transporting to a trading post a 100 miles down the river. Brian hopes that the map is accurate enough to help them locate the trading post in order to save the life of Derek Holtzer.

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