Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood - Gary Paulsen - Thorndike - 978-1432889272
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Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood

  • Gary Paulsen
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432889273
  • ISBN-13: 9781432889272
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: 1.10 lbs ( .50 kgs)
  • 374 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released August 2021



An ALA Margaret Edwards Award-Winning Author
A Three-Time Newbery Honor-Winning Author

His name is synonymous with high-stakes wilderness survival stories. Now, 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. Perfect for newcomers to the voice and lifelong fans alike.

Age Range: 8-12 | Grade Level: 7-9 | Lexile Measure: NA


Customer Reviews

“This exciting, fast-paced title reads like fiction. . . . A wonderful way to introduce middle grade and high school readers to the excitement and beauty of biographies.”

— School Library Journal