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Agent—Author Mail, c/o Random House Children's Publicity, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.

Writer, beginning 1960s. Has also worked as a teacher, field engineer, editor, soldier, actor, director, farmer, rancher, truck driver, trapper, professional archer, migrant farm worker, singer, and sailor. Military service: U.S. Army, 1959-62; attained rank of sergeant.

JUVENILE FICTION

The Spitball Gang, Elsevier (New York, NY), 1980.

Popcorn Days and Buttermilk Nights, Lodestar Books (New York, NY), 1983.

Dancing Carl, Bradbury (Scarsdale, NY), 1983.

Tracker, Bradbury (Scarsdale, NY), 1984.

Dogsong, Bradbury (Scarsdale, NY), 1985.

Sentries, Bradbury (Scarsdale, NY), 1986.

The Crossing, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1987.

Hatchet, Bradbury (Scarsdale, NY), 1987.

The Island, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1988.

The Voyage of the Frog, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1989.

The Winter Room, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1989.

The Boy Who Owned the School, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1990.

Canyons, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1990.

Woodsong, illustrated by wife, R. W. Paulsen, Bradbury (Scarsdale, NY), 1990.

The Cookcamp, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1991.

The River, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1991.

The Monument, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1991.

The Haymeadow, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1992.

Christmas Sonata, illustrated by Leslie Bowman, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1992.

Nightjohn, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1993.

Sisters/Hermanas, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1993.

Dogteam, illustrated by R. W. Paulsen, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1993.

Harris and Me: A Summer Remembered, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1993.

The Car, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1994.

The Tortilla Factory, paintings by R. W. Paulsen, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1995.

Call Me Francis Tucket, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1995.

The Tent: A Parable in One Sitting, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1995.

The Rifle, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1995.

Brian's Winter, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1996.

Worksong, illustrated by R. W. Paulsen, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1997.

Tucket's Ride, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1997.

The Schernoff Discoveries, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1997.

Sarny: A Life Remembered, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1997.

The Transall Saga, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1998.

Soldier's Heart: A Novel of the Civil War, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1998.

Canoe Days, illustrated by R. W. Paulsen, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1999.

The White Fox Chronicles, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1999.

Brian's Return, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1999.

Alida's Song, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1999.

Tucket's Gold, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1999.

Escape, Delacorte (New York, NY), 2000.

Tucket's Home, Delacorte (New York, NY), 2000.

Brian's Hunt, Wendy Lamb Books (New York, NY), 2003.

(Editor) Shelf Life: Stories by the Book, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2003.

The Glass Café; or, The Stripper and the State: How My Mother Started a War with the System That Made Us Kind of Rich and a Little Bit Famous, Wendy Lamb Books (New York, NY), 2003.

The Quilt, Wendy Lamb Books (New York, NY), 2004.

Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day, Wendy Lamb Books (New York, NY), 2004.

The Time Hackers, Wendy Lamb Books (New York, NY), 2005.

"CULPEPPER ADVENTURES" SERIES

The Case of the Dirty Bird, Dell (New York, NY), 1992.

Dunc's Doll, Dell (New York, NY), 1992.

Culpepper's Cannon, Dell (New York, NY), 1992.

Dunc Gets Tweaked, Dell (New York, NY), 1992.

Dunc's Halloween, Dell (New York, NY), 1992.

Dunc Breaks the Record, Dell (New York, NY), 1992.

Dunc and the Flaming Ghost, Dell (New York, NY), 1992.

Amos Gets Famous, Dell (New York, NY), 1993.

Dunc and Amos Hit the Big Top, Dell (New York, NY), 1993.

Dunc's Dump, Dell (New York, NY), 1993.

Dunc and the Scam Artist, Dell (New York, NY), 1993.

Dunc and Amos and the Red Tattoos, Dell (New York, NY), 1993.

The Wild Culpepper Cruise, Dell (New York, NY), 1993.

Dunc's Undercover Christmas, Dell (New York, NY), 1993.

Dunc and the Haunted House, Dell (New York, NY), 1993.

Cowpokes and Desperadoes, Dell (New York, NY), 1994.

Prince Amos, Dell (New York, NY), 1994.

Coach Amos, Dell (New York, NY), 1994.

Dunc and the Greased Sticks of Doom, Dell (New York, NY), 1994.

Amos's Killer Concert Caper, Dell (New York, NY), 1994.

Amos Gets Married, Dell (New York, NY), 1995.

Amos Goes Bananas, Dell (New York, NY), 1995.

Dunc and Amos Go to the Dogs, Dell (New York, NY), 1996.

Amos and the Vampire, Dell (New York, NY), 1996.

Amos and the Chameleon Caper, Dell (New York, NY), 1996.

Super Amos, Dell (New York, NY), 1997.

Dunc and Amos on Thin Ice, Dell (New York, NY), 1997.

Amos Binder, Secret Agent, Dell (New York, NY), 1997.

"GARY PAULSEN WORLD OF ADVENTURE" SERIES

The Legend of Red Horse Cavern, Dell (New York, NY), 1994.

Escape from Fire Mountain, Dell (New York, NY), 1995.

The Rock Jockeys, Dell (New York, NY), 1995.

Danger on Midnight River, Dell (New York, NY), 1995.

Hook 'Em Snotty!, Dell (New York, NY), 1995.

Rodomonte's Revenge, Dell (New York, NY), 1995.

The Gorgon Slayer, Dell (New York, NY), 1995.

Captive!, Dell (New York, NY), 1996.

Project: A Perfect New World, Dell (New York, NY), 1996.

Skydive!, Dell (New York, NY), 1996.

The Treasure of El Patron, Dell (New York, NY), 1996.

The Seventh Crystal, Dell (New York, NY), 1996.

The Creature of Black Water Lake, Dell (New York, NY), 1997.

The Grizzly, Dell (New York, NY), 1997.

Thunder Valley, Dell (New York, NY), 1998.

Curse of the Ruins, Dell (New York, NY), 1998.

Time Benders, Dell (New York, NY), 1998.

Flight of the Hawk, Dell (New York, NY), 1998.

JUVENILE NONFICTION

(With Dan Theis) Martin Luther King: The Man Who Climbed the Mountain, Raintree Press (Milwaukee, WI), 1976.

The Small Ones, illustrated by K. Goff, photographs by Wilford Miller, Raintree Press (Milwaukee, WI), 1976.

The Grass-Eaters: Real Animals, illustrated by K. Goff, photographs by Wilford Miller, Raintree Press (Milwaukee, WI), 1976.

Dribbling, Shooting, and Scoring Sometimes, photographs by Heinz Kluetmeier, Raintree Press (Milwaukee, WI), 1976.

Hitting, Pitching, and Running Maybe, photographs by Heinz Kluetmeier, Raintree Press (Milwaukee, WI), 1976.

Tackling, Running, and Kicking—Now and Again, photographs by Heinz Kluetmeier, Raintree Press (Milwaukee, WI), 1977.

Riding, Roping, and Bulldogging—Almost, photographs by Heinz Kluetmeier, Raintree Press (Milwaukee, WI), 1977.

Careers in an Airport, photographs by R. Nye, Raintree Press (Milwaukee, WI), 1977.

Running, Jumping, and Throwing—If You Can, photographs by Heinz Kluetmeier, Raintree Press (Milwaukee, WI), 1978, revised with Roger Barrett as Athletics, Macdonald (Milwaukee, WI), 1980.

Forehanding and Backhanding—If You're Lucky, photographs by Heinz Kluetmeier, Raintree Press (Milwaukee, WI), 1978, revised with Roger Barrett as Tennis, Macdonald (Milwaukee, WI), 1980.

(With John Morris) Hiking and Backpacking, illustrated by R. W. Paulsen, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1978.

(With Morris) Canoeing, Kayaking, and Rafting, illustrated by John Peterson and Jack Storholm, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1979.

Downhill, Hotdogging, and Cross-Country—If the Snow Isn't Sticky, photographs by Heinz Kluetmeier and Willis Wood, Raintree Press (Milwaukee, WI), 1979, revised with Roger Barrett as Skiing, Macdonald (Milwaukee, WI), 1980.

Facing Off, Checking, and Goaltending—Perhaps, photographs by Heinz Kluetmeier and Melchior DiGiacomo, Raintree Press (Milwaukee, WI), 1979, revised with Roger Barrett as Ice Hockey, Macdonald (Milwaukee, WI), 1980.

Going Very Fast in a Circle—If You Don't Run out of Gas, photographs by Heinz Kluetmeier and Bob D'Olivo, Raintree Press (Milwaukee, WI), 1979, revised with Roger Barrett as Motor Racing, Macdonald (Milwaukee, WI), 1980.

Pummeling, Falling, and Getting Up—Sometimes, photographs by Heinz Kluetmeier and Joe DiMaggio, Raintree Press (Milwaukee, WI), 1979.

Track, Enduro, and Motocross—Unless You Fall Over, photographs by Heinz Kluetmeier, Raintree Press (Milwaukee, WI), 1979, revised with Roger Barrett as Motor-cycling, Macdonald (Milwaukee, WI), 1980.

(With Art Browne, Jr.) TV and Movie Animals, Messner (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1980.

Sailing: From Jibs to Jibing, illustrated by R. W. Paulsen, Messner (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1981.

Launching, Floating High, and Landing—If Your Pilot Light Doesn't Go Out, photographs by Heinz Kluetmeier, Raintree Press (Milwaukee, WI), 1979, published as Full of Hot Air: Launching, Floating High, and Landing, photographs by Mary A. Heltshe, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1993.

Father Water, Mother Woods: Essays on Fishing and Hunting in the North Woods, illustrated by R. W. Paulsen, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1994.

My Life in Dog's Years, drawings by R. W. Paulsen, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1998.

The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer, Delacorte (New York, NY), 2000.

Guts: The True Story behind Hatchet and the Brian Books, Delacorte (New York, NY), 2001.

Caught by the Sea: My Life in Boats, Delacorte (New York, NY), 2001.

How Angel Peterson Got His Name and Other Outrageous Tales about Extreme Sports, Wendy Lamb Books (New York, NY), 2003.

FICTION; FOR ADULTS

The Implosion Effect, Major Books (Canoga Park, CA), 1976.

The Death Specialists, Major Books (Canoga Park, CA), 1976.

C. B. Jockey, Major Books (Canoga Park, CA), 1977.

The Sweeper, Harlequin (Tarrytown, NY), 1981.

Campkill, Pinnacle Books (New York, NY), 1981.

Clutterkill, Harlequin (Tarrytown, NY), 1982.

Murphy, Walker & Co. (New York, NY), 1987.

Murphy's Gold, Walker & Co. (New York, NY), 1988.

The Madonna Stories, Van Vliet (Minneapolis, MN), 1988.

Murphy's Herd, Walker & Co. (New York, NY), 1989.

(With Brian Burks) Murphy's Stand, Walker & Co. (New York, NY), 1993.

(With Brian Burks) Murphy's Ambush, Walker & Co. (New York, NY), 1995.

(With Brian Burks) Murphy's Trail, Walker & Co. (New York, NY), 1996.

PLAYS

Communications, (one-act), produced in New Mexico, 1974.

Together-Apart, (one-act), produced in Denver, CO, at Changing Scene Theater, 1976.

OTHER

(With Raymond Friday Locke) The Special War, Sirkay (Los Angeles, CA), 1966.

Some Birds Don't Fly, Rand McNally (Chicago, IL), 1969.

The Building a New, Buying an Old, Remodeling a Used, Comprehensive Home and Shelter Book, Prentice-Hall (New York, NY), 1976.

Farm: A History and Celebration of the American Farmer, Prentice-Hall (New York, NY), 1977

Successful Home Repair, Structures (Farmington, MI), 1978

Money-saving Home Repair Guide, Ideals (State College, PA), 1981

Beat the System: A Survival Guide, Pinnacle Books (New York, NY), 1983

Kill Fee, Donald I. Fine (New York, NY), 1990

Night Rituals, Bantam (New York, NY), 1991

Clabbered Dirt, Sweet Grass (adult nonfiction), illustrated by R. W. Paulsen, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1992

Eastern Sun, Winter Moon (adult nonfiction), Harcourt (New York, NY), 1993

Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod (adult nonfiction), Harcourt (New York, NY), 1994

(Author of introduction) Jack London, The Call of the Wild, illustrated by Barry Moser, Macmillan, 1994

Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers: Reflections on Being raised by a Pack of Sled Dogs (adult nonfiction), Harcourt (New York, NY), 1996.

Pilgrimage on a Steel Ride: A Memoir about Men and Motorcycles (adult nonfiction), Harcourt (New York, NY), 1997.

Author of numerous short stories and articles. Paulsen's works have been published in German, Japanese, Danish, Dutch, Russian, Norwegian, Italian, Spanish, French, Swedish, and Chinese.

Dogsong was released as a filmstrip with cassette, Random House/Miller-Brody, 1986; Hatchet was released as a filmstrip with cassette, Random House, 1988; Woodsong was released as an audiocassette, Bantam Audio, 1991; Canyons, Hatchet, and The River were released as audiocassettes, all read by Peter Coyote, Bantam Audio, 1992; The Haymeadow and The Monument were released as audiocassettes, both Bantam Audio, 1992.

Books in the "Gary Paulsen World of Adventure" series.

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