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Guts : The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books (Paperback) (Gary Paulsen)
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Guess what -- Gary Paulsen was being kind to Brian. In Guts, Gary tells the real stories behind the Brian books, the stories of the adventures that inspired him to write Brian Robeson's story: working as an emergency volunteer; the death that inspired the pilot's death in Hatchet; plane crashes he has seen and near-misses of his own. He describes how he made his own bows and arrows, and takes readers on his first hunting trips, showing the wonder and solace of nature along with his hilarious mishaps and mistakes. He shares special memories, such as the night he attracted every mosquito in the county, or how he met the moose with a sense of humor, and the moose who made it personal. There's a handy chapter on "Eating Eyeballs and Guts or Starving: The Fine Art of Wilderness Nutrition." Recipes included. Readers may wonder how Gary Paulsen survived to write all of his books -- well, it took guts.From the Hardcover edition.
The author--a three-time Newbery Honor winner--relates special memories and incidents in his life and how they inspired parts of his books about the character, Brian Robeson. Reprint.
Number of Pages: 148
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Age Range: Teen
Author: Gary Paulsen
Street Date: November 1, 2002
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-0254
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