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Publication Order of Francis Tucket Books

Mr. Tucket / Chance for Escape (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Call Me Francis Tucket (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tucket's Ride (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tucket's Home (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tucket's Gold (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lt. Ronnie Gold Books

Publication Order of Brian Robeson Books

Hatchet (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The River / The Return (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brian's Winter / Winter (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brian's Return / The Call (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brian's Hunt (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Murphy Books

Murphy (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murphy's Gold (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murphy's Herd (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murphy's War (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murphy's Stand (With: Brian Burks) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murphy's Ambush (With: Brian Burks) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murphy's Trail (With: Brian Burks) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tales to Tickle the Funnybone Books

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

Publication Order of Alida Books

Publication Order of Duncan Culpepper Books

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

Publication Order of Nightjohn Books

Publication Order of World Of Adventure Books

The Legend of Red Horse Cavern (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rodomonte's Revenge / Video Trap (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Escape from Fire Mountain (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rock Jockeys / Devil's Wall (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gorgon Slayer (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hook 'Em Snotty (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger on Midnight River (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captive! (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Project: A Perfect World / Perfect Danger (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Treasure of El Patron / Treasure Ship (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skydive! (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seventh Crystal (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Creature of Black Water Lake (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Benders (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grizzly (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thunder Valley (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Curse of the Ruins (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flight of the Hawk (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lawn Boy Books

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

Publication Order of Road Trip Books

with Jim Paulsen

Publication Order of Liar, Liar Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Some Birds Don't Fly (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winterkill (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Implosion Effect (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Death Specialists (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Foxman (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tiltawhirl John / Tasting the Thunder (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Stick (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
CB Jockey / The C.B. Radio Caper (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Curse of the Cobra (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Green Recruit (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tracker (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night the White Deer Died (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meteorite Track 291 (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spitball Gang (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Compkill (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dancing Carl (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Popcorn Days and Buttermilk Nights (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dogsong (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sentries (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crossing (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Island (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Voyage of the Frog (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Winter Room (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Rituals (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kill Fee (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Canyons (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Monument (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haymeadow / The Fourteenth Summer (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clabbered Dirt, Sweet Grass (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Christmas Sonata (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sisters/Hermanas (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tasting the Thunder (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Car (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tent (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rifle (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ice Race (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Transall Saga / Blue Light (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soldier's Heart (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Fox Chronicles / White Fox (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beet Fields (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Time Hackers (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Legend of Bass Reeves (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Notes from the Dog (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mudshark (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Woods Runner (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Masters of Disaster (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Side of Wild (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fishbone's Song (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Train Your Dad (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Northwind (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

All Aboard Stage 5 Traditional Tales (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paintings from the Cave (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Building a New, Buying an Old, Remodeling a Used Home/Shelter How-to-Do-It Book (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Martin Luther King, the Man Who Climbed the Mountain (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Small Ones (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hitting, Pitching, and Running--Maybe (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dribbling, Shooting, and Scoring--Sometimes (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Riding, Roping, and Bulldogging--Almost (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Farm: A History and Celebration of the American Farmer (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tackling, Running, and Kicking - Now and Again (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forehanding and Backhanding--If You're Lucky (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hiking and Backpacking (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Successful Home Repair (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Canoeing, Kayaking, and Rafting (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Downhill, Hotdogging, and Cross-Country If the Snow Isn't Sticky (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Full of Hot Air / Launching, Floating High and Landing (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Track, Enduro, and Motocross--Unless You Fall Over (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pummeling, Falling, and Getting Up Sometimes (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Athletics (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ice Hockey (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Motor Cycling (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skiing (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tennis (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sailing (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Money Saving Home Repair Guide (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beat the System (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Woodsong (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eastern Sun, Winter Moon (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Madonna Stories (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Life in Dog Years (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pilgrimage on a Steel Ride / Zero to Sixty (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Caught by the Sea: My Life on Boats (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Angel Peterson Got His Name and Other Outrageous Tales About Extreme Sports (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Laurel-Leaf Books

The Day They Came to Arrest the Book (By: Nat Hentoff) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Living Up the Street (By: Gary Soto) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Father Water, Mother Woods (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman (By: Louise Plummer) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Boy (By: Iain Lawrence) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jumping Tree (By: René Saldaña Jr.) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under the Mermaid Angel (By: Martha Moore) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Gary Paulsen wasknown 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.

Gary passed away on October 13th, 2021.

He was best known for writing down the coming of age stories often depicting the wilderness. During his writing career, he had 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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2 Responses to “Gary Paulsen”

  1. Judith Sarena: 2 years ago

    I have been told that Gary Paulsen wrote a trilogy of crime novels – two of the titles being “Night Rituals” and “Kill Fee”. Can you tell me the title of the third novel? Thank you.

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      I’ve researched it and can’t see a third crime novel by Gary


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