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I’ve read this same story in different sources several times. It is one of my favorite author biographical stores and it never gets old.
Gary Paulsen is one of my favorite authors. I love his gritty, honest style of writing; that style is probably part of the reason he is still popular with the younger set. Kids just know when somebody is trying to pull something over them, and Paulsen tells it like it is, holding nothing back.
Libraries would be wise to use Paulsen’s books and personal story to promote reading and continued learning. A good place to start an author study would be with the Web page featuring the man himself.