Gary Paulsen | KidsreadsToggle navigation. Gary developed a love of reading as a young boy. At the age of seven his mother took him to the Philippines to live with his father but both parents were alcoholics and after two years he returned to the U. At 14 he ran away and worked as a carnival hand for the summer. He spent 3 years in the army and then worked at construction, as a sailor, truck driver, and ranch hand.
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Paulsen was a book lover from his childhood. He developed love for reading at a young age. When he got the first book issued from the library he went to the basement of his house and read it without a stop. He then read several books in the basement of his house. He lived with different people, first with his grandmother then at the age of seven he went living with his mother, who took him to Manila, Philippines, where his father was already living.
Gary Paulsen is known as one of the popular American authors of the young adult genre. He is best known for writing down the coming of age stories often depicting the wilderness. During his writing career, he has penned down over books and an equal number of short stories and magazine articles. Gary has also scripted several few plays mainly for the teenagers. For his excellent contribution to writing teen novels throughout his life, he awarded with the Margaret Edwards Award in the year by the American Library Association. Gary was born in an extended family and has a couple of siblings.
Sign up for our newsletters! Born May 17, , 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. After a librarian gave him a book to read along with his own library card he was hooked. He began spending hours alone in the basement of his apartment building, reading one book after another.