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Gone to the woods : surviving a lost childhood  Cover Image Book Book

Gone to the woods : surviving a lost childhood / by Gary Paulsen ; [pictures by Anna and Varvara Kendel].

Paulsen, Gary, (author.). Kendel, Anna, (illustrator.). Kendel, Varvara, (illustrator.).


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. A moving and enthralling story of grit and growing up, this book is perfect for newcomers and lifelong fans alike, from the acclaimed author at his rawest and most real.

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  • ISBN: 9780374314156
  • ISBN: 0374314152
  • Physical Description: 357 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2021.
Subject: Paulsen, Gary > Childhood and youth.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Wilderness survival > Childhood and youth.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Prince Rupert Library J 920 Paul (Text) 33294002101368 Juvenile Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -

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