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How to Train Your Dad

How to Train Your Dad

Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Dan Bittner Release Date: 01/10/2021

From the legendary author of Hatchet, a laugh-out-loud middle-grade romp about a boy, his free-thinking dad, and the puppy-training pamphlet that turns their summer upside down. Twelve-year-old Carl is fed up with his father's single-minded pursuit of an off-the-grid existence. His dad may be brilliant, but dumpster-diving for food, scouring through trash for salvageable junk, and wearing clothes fully sourced from garage sales is getting old. Increasingly worried about what schoolmates and a certain girl at his new school might think of his circumstances—and encouraged by his off-kilter best friend—Carl adopts the principles set forth in a randomly discovered puppy-training pamphlet to “retrain” his dad’s mindset . . . a crackpot experiment that produces some very unintentional results. This is a fierce and funny novel about family and untangling some of the ties that bind from middle-grade master Gary Paulsen. A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood

Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood

Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Dan Bittner Release Date: 01/01/2021

A middle grade memoir from a living literary legend, giving listeners a new perspective on the origins of Gary Paulsen's famed survival stories. 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, Gone to the Woods is perfect for newcomers to the voice and lifelong fans alike, from the acclaimed author at his rawest and realest. A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Fishbone's Song

Fishbone's Song

Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Fred Sanders Release Date: 01/09/2016

An orphan reflects on the lessons he was taught by the wise old man who raised him in this lyrical novel that reads like poetry from three-time Newbery Honor–winning author Gary Paulsen. Deep in the woods, in a rustic cabin, lives an old man and the boy he’s raised as his own. This sage old man has taught the boy the power of nature and how to live in it, and more importantly, to respect it. In Fishbone’s Song, this boy reminisces about the magic of the man who raised him and the tales that he used to tell—all true, but different each time.

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Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat

Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat

Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Release Date: 01/05/2016

From three-time Newbery Honor author Gary Paulsen comes a laugh-out-loud novella about six wacky misfits who get stuck together in a school restroom and discover friendship.It seemed like a normal school day, until a horrible storm forced the very cautious school administration to make everyone hole up in a safe place. Six students find themselves stuck in a tiny, questionably smelly space-a school bathroom-with a stuffed cat for entertainment. Hijinks ensue and the unexpected happens. They enter as strangers...and leave as friends.

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This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs

This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs

Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Fred Sanders Release Date: 01/09/2015

The Newbery Honor-winning author of Hatchet and Dogsong shares surprising true stories about his relationship with animals, highlighting their compassion, intellect, intuition, and sense of adventure.Gary Paulsen is an adventurer who competed in two Iditarods, survived the Minnesota wilderness, and climbed the Bighorns. None of this would have been possible without his truest companion: his animals. Sled dogs rescued him in Alaska, a sickened poodle guarded his well-being, and a horse led him across a desert. Through his interactions with dogs, horses, birds, and more, Gary has been struck with the belief that animals know more than we may fathom. His understanding and admiration of animals is well known, and in This Side of Wild, which has taken a lifetime to write, he proves the ways in which they have taught him to be a better person.

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Field Trip

Field Trip

Author: Gary Paulsen, Jim Paulsen Narrator: John H. Mayer, Mike Chamberlain Release Date: 01/08/2015

Father-and-son writing team Gary and Jim Paulsen pick up where their Road Trip left off. Ben has been invited to try out for a special hockey academy. But Dad wants Ben to catch up to the school field trip instead. So Ben, Dad, and their dogs, Atticus and Conor, jump into their truck. Ben concocts a secret plan to make the tryout, but Atticus and Conor are on to him. Ben and Dad's road trip turns into a wacky adventure full of new friends and surprises.

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Hook 'Em Snotty! : Gary Paulsen World of Adventures

Hook 'Em Snotty! : Gary Paulsen World of Adventures

Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Jeff Woodman Release Date: 01/08/2015

Bobbie always spends her summers breaking horses and rounding up stray cattle on Grandpa's ranch. But this year is different. Alex, her cousin from Los Angeles, is visiting. And Bobbie doesn't want to ruin her summer teaching a "city greenhorn" what to do. While saddling up their horses to search for cattle, the two girls start a vicious feud. But when they run into the horrible Bledsoe boys and a wild bull, they must depend on each other to survive! Gary Paulsen, Newbery-award winning author, entertains boys and girls with his World of Adventure series. Filled with excitement and the spirit of discovery, his tales captivate the interests of readers of all levels. In Hook 'Em, Snotty! narrator Jeff Woodman delights listeners with his riveting account of Bobbie and Alex's outdoor exploits.

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Family Ties

Family Ties

Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Jesse Bernstein Release Date: 01/07/2014

Kevin Spencer is a family man. He’s the glue that holds his family together. When wacky Uncle Will announces he’s getting married in the backyard and an aunt decides to make it a double wedding, Kevin takes charge. Planning two weddings is a great way to impress his girlfriend, Tina Zabinski, the Most Beautiful and Best-Smelling Girl in the World. But as more and more relatives come to stay, things spiral out of control. And not even Kev knows what to do about the thwarted love of his cat, Teddy, for Athena, Uncle Will’s bear-sized dog…. Tying the knot has Kevin tied up in knots in Gary Paulsen’s laugh-out-loud story. The Spencer house is about to burst—but too much family turns out to be just the right amount of fun.

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Sarny

Sarny

Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Lynne Thigpen Release Date: 01/02/2014

As the Civil War rages around the plantation where Sarny lives, she hears of other slaves running away. They are following the sparkling drinking gourd in the northern sky to freedom. She longs to go wherever she wants and to be allowed to read books, just like the freed slaves. But she has a young son and daughter to look after. When the master sells her children to a stranger, Sarny waits for an opportunity to sneak away to search for them. Her chance comes after a Union soldier kills the master. But is it too late for Sarny to find her family? A turbulent time in America's history bursts colorfully from the pages with award-winning author Gary Paulsen's masterful storytelling. Sarny is his riveting account of an African-American woman's life story from the Civil War days until the early 1930s. Narrator Lynne Thigpen's stunning performance puts you on the scene with Sarny as she builds a new life in the chaotic aftermath of the war. Also available by Gary Paulsen: Nightjohn.

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The White Fox Chronicles

The White Fox Chronicles

Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Hunter Davis Release Date: 01/08/2013

The year is 2057. Endless wars have torn the USA apart and enslaved Americans to the evil CCR, the Confederation of Consolidated Republics. Growing up in wartime has made fourteen-year-old Cody Pierce wise in survival skills. Now he’s The White Fox, rebel leader of the children’s barracks in a CCR prison camp. Cody manages a terrifying escape and then plays cat and mouse with the CCR. Every day brings him closer to capture, but closer as well to his goal – to return and liberate the children he left behind. “Paulsen has created a courageous hero who relies on his wits to survive, and whose take-charge approach and enviable skills will appeal to readers.” – School Library Journal

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The Tent

The Tent

Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Release Date: 01/07/2013

Tired of being poor, Steven's father, Corey, is certain that preaching the Word of the Lord is the way to fame and fortune. So father and son take off in their dilapidated truck, with a stolen Bible and a leaky army tent, for a whirlwind tour of small Texas towns. At first, few people come to see the new tent preacher - but each day Corey's confidence and charisma grow. Soon their fortune is growing, too, especially when they start performing bogus healings. For the first time, they can afford luxuries like expensive hotel rooms, meals in fancy restaurants, even a slick new bike for Steven. But despite all of this, Steven can't shake the feeling that there is something terribly wrong with what they're doing. Can he convince his dad to give up their life of deception? A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age A Society of School Librarians International Honor Book "A sincere and thoughtful story of spiritual growth . . . could prompt some serious discussion." - The Bulletin

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Escape from Fire Mountain

Escape from Fire Mountain

Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Jeff Woodman Release Date: 01/07/2013

Nikki Roberts feels very grown up when her parents leave her alone in their mountain lodge for a few days. The 13-year-old has promised them she will not take any long horseback rides or canoe trips, so she saddles Goblin and heads for a nearby sheep meadow for the afternoon. It's not long before Nikki's trail leads her into perilous territory. She surprises deadly poachers at work who are shooting bighorn rams for trophies. Her CB radio picks up a distress call from two children stranded in a forest fire that has broken out down river. Can Nikki rescue the children and avoid the dangerous poachers? Gary Paulsen is a three-time Newbery Honor Book author. His World of Adventure Books capture the spirit of discovery and excitement found in our country's majestic landscapes. In addition to non-stop action, Escape from Fire Mountain also includes valuable information about forest fire survival.

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