Gary Paulsen: Man of Real Life Adventure - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – Gary Paulsen: Man of Real Life Adventure PowerPoint presentation | free to view - id: 2f51e-N2JmN



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

Gary Paulsen: Man of Real Life Adventure

Description:

Click on the 'Iditarod' above to learn more about the strenuous Alaskan race ... Run the Iditarod. Dogsledders. Growing up Eskimo. The Winter Room ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:1076
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 12
Provided by: timoth78
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Gary Paulsen: Man of Real Life Adventure


1
Gary Paulsen Man of Real Life Adventure
  • An Author Study
  • By Beth Tuomi

2
Who is Gary Paulsen??
  • Born May 17, 1939, Gary Paulsen is one of
    America's most popular writers for young people.
    Although he was never a dedicated student,
    Paulsen developed a passion for reading at an
    early age.
  • Download Print this Scavenger Hunt and discover
    more about Paulsen and the world he effects as we
    journey through the life of this adventurous
    author.

3
Gary Paulsen Lifelong Adventures
  • Running away from home at the age of 14 and
    traveling with a carnival, Paulsen acquired a
    taste for adventure. A youthful summer of
    rigorous chores on a farm jobs as an engineer,
    construction worker, ranch hand, truck driver,
    and sailor and two rounds of the 1,180-mile
    Alaskan dog sled race, the Iditarod have
    provided ample material from which he creates his
    powerful stories.
  • Click on the Iditarod above to learn more about
    the strenuous Alaskan race Paulsens progress
    along the trail.

4
Gary Paulsen Inspiring Writer
  • Paulsen's realization that he would become a
    writer came suddenly when he was working as a
    satellite technician for an aerospace firm in
    California. One night he walked off the job,
    never to return. He spent the next year in
    Hollywood as a magazine proofreader, working on
    his own writing every night. Then he left
    California and drove to northern Minnesota where
    he rented a cabin on a lake by the end of the
    winter, he had completed his first novel.

5
Gary Paulsen Inspired by YOU!
  • It is Paulsen's overwhelming belief in young
    people that drives him to write. His intense
    desire to tap deeply into the human spirit and to
    encourage readers to observe and care about the
    world around them has brought him both enormous
    popularity with young people and critical acclaim
    from the children's book community.
  • Paulsen is a master storyteller who has written
    more than 175 books and some 200 articles and
    short stories for children and adults.

6
Award Winning Novels
  • He is one of the most important writers of young
    adult literature today and three of his novels
    Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room were
    Newbery Honor Books.
  • Hatchet Link to reviews, critic response
  • Dogsong and purchasing information.
  • The Winter Room Click on any title.

7
Hatchet
  • Stranded in the Canadian wilderness with only the
    clothes on his back and a hatchet, Brian Robeson
    must put his bitter thoughts of his parents'
    divorce behind and deal with trying to stay
    alive.
  • Read an excerpt from the book!
  • Links for exploration
  • The Great North Woods
  • Canadian Woods Tour
  • Survival Tips

8
Dogsong
  • A fourteen-year-old Eskimo boy who feels at odds
    with aspects of modern life takes a 1400-mile
    journey by dog sled across ice, tundra, and
    mountains seeking his own "song" of himself.
  • Read an excerpt from the book!
  • Links for exploration
  • Run the Iditarod
  • Dogsledders
  • Growing up Eskimo

9
The Winter Room
  • The winter room is where Eldon, his brother
    Wayne, old Uncle David, and the rest of the
    family gather on icy cold nights, sitting in
    front of the stove. There the boys listen eagerly
    to all of Uncle David's tales of superheroes.
    Then one night Uncle David tells the story, "The
    Woodcutter," and what happens next is
    terriblethen wonderful.
  • Read an excerpt from the book!
  • Links for exploration
  • Life at the turn of the century in Minnesota.

10
The Time Hackers (a new arrival!)
  • You ever open your locker and find that some
    joker has left something really weird inside?
    Seventh-grader Dorso Clayman opens his locker
    door to find a dead body. Thirty seconds later
    it disappears. It's not the first bizarre thing
    that has appeared in his locker and then
    vanished. Something's going on. Dorso and Frank
    have got to beat the time hackers at their own
    game by breaking the code, before they get lost
    in the past themselves.
  • Read an excerpt from the book!
  • Links for exploration
  • Time Traveling
  • Surfing the Web

11
Thanks and credit go to the following
  • http//www.randomhouse.com/features/garypaulsen/
  • http//www.bn.com
  • http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_North_Woods
  • http//www.virtualnorth.com/
  • http//www.wilderness-survival.net/
  • http//www.iditarod.com/
  • http//www.iditarod.com/
  • http//www.magdanz.com/books/river/
  • http//discovery.mnhs.org/connectingmn/
  • http//www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/time/
  • http//www.cybersmartkids.com.au/
About PowerShow.com