Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen

This is a complete list of Gary Paulsen books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.

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List of Tales to Tickle the Funnybone Books in Publication Order

List of Alida Books in Publication Order

List of Duncan Culpepper Books in Publication Order (with Golden Books)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Case of the Dirty Bird
1992
2
Dunc's Doll
1992
3
Culpepper's Cannon
1992
4
Dunc Gets Tweaked
1992
5
Dunc's Halloween
1992
6
Dunc Breaks the Record
1992
7
Dunc and the Flaming Ghost
1992
8
Amos Gets Famous
1992
9
Dunc and Amos Hit the Big Top
1993
10
Dunc's Dump
1993
11
Dunc and the Scam Artists
1993
12
Dunc and Amos and the Red Tattoos
1993
13
Dunc's Undercover Christmas
1993
14
Dunc and the Haunted Castle
1993
15
Cowpokes and Desperados
1993
16
The Wild Culpepper Cruise
1993
17
Prince Amos
1994
18
Coach Amos
1994
19
Amos and the Alien
1994
20
Dunc and Amos Meet the Slasher
1994
21
Dunc and the Greased Sticks of Doom
1994
22
Amos's Killer Concert Caper
1994
23
Amos Gets Married
1995
24
Amos Goes Bananas
1996
25
Dunc and Amos Go to the Dogs
1996
26
Amos and the Vampire
1996
27
Amos and the Chameleon Caper
1996
28
Amos Binder, Secret Agent
1996
29
Dunc and Amos on Thin Ice
1997
30
Super Amos
1997

List of Nightjohn Books in Publication Order

List of World Of Adventure Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Legend of Red Horse Cavern
1994
2
Rodomonte's Revenge / Video Trap
1994
3
Escape from Fire Mountain
1994
4
The Rock Jockeys / Devil's Wall
1995
5
The Gorgon Slayer
1995
6
Hook 'Em Snotty
1995
7
Danger on Midnight River
1995
8
Captive!
1995
9
Project: A Perfect World / Perfect Danger
1996
10
The Treasure of El Patron / Treasure Ship
1996
11
Skydive!
1996
12
The Seventh Crystal
1996
13
The Creature of Black Water Lake
1997
14
Time Benders
1997
15
Grizzly
1997
16
Thunder Valley
1997
17
Curse of the Ruins
1998
18
Flight of the Hawk
1998

List of Lawn Boy Books in Publication Order

List of Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties Of...Books in Publication Order

List of Road Trip Books in Publication Order (with Jim Paulsen)

List of Liar, Liar Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Some Birds Don't Fly
1968
2
Winterkill
1976
3
The Implosion Effect
1976
4
The Death Specialists
1976
5
The Foxman
1977
6
Tiltawhirl John / Tasting the Thunder
1977
7
The Golden Stick
1977
8
CB Jockey / The C.B. Radio Caper
1977
9
The Curse of the Cobra
1977
10
The Green Recruit
1978
11
Tracker
1978
12
The Night the White Deer Died
1978
13
The Spitball Gang
1980
14
Compkill
1981
15
Dancing Carl
1983
16
Popcorn Days and Buttermilk Nights
1983
17
10
Dogsong
1985
18
Sentries
1986
19
The Crossing
1987
20
The Island
1988
21
The Voyage of the Frog
1989
22
The Winter Room
1989
23
Night Rituals
1989
24
Kill Fee
1990
25
Canyons
1990
26
The Monument
1991
27
The Haymeadow / The Fourteenth Summer
1992
28
Clabbered Dirt, Sweet Grass
1992
29
A Christmas Sonata
1992
30
Sisters/Hermanas
1993
31
Tasting the Thunder
1993
32
The Car
1994
33
The Tent
1995
34
The Rifle
1995
35
Ice Race
1997
36
The Transall Saga / Blue Light
1998
37
Soldier's Heart
1998
38
The White Fox Chronicles / White Fox
2000
39
The Beet Fields
2000
40
The Time Hackers
2005
41
The Legend of Bass Reeves
2006
42
Notes from the Dog
2009
43
6
Mudshark
2009
44
7
Woods Runner
2009
45
Masters of Disaster
2011
46
10
This Side of Wild
2015
47
10
Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat
2016
48
Fishbone's Song
2016
49
Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood
2021
50
How to Train Your Dad
2021
51
Northwind
2022

List of Picture Books in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Martin Luther King, the Man Who Climbed the Mountain
1976
2
The Small Ones
1976
3
Dribbling, Shooting, and Scoring--Sometimes
1976
4
Farm: A History and Celebration of the American Farmer
1977
5
Tackling, Running, and Kicking - Now and Again
1977
6
Hiking and Backpacking
1978
7
Canoeing, Kayaking, and Rafting
1979
8
Downhill, Hotdogging, and Cross-Country If the Snow Isn't Sticky
1979
9
Pummeling, Falling, and Getting Up Sometimes
1979
10
Athletics
1980
11
Ice Hockey
1980
12
Motor Cycling
1980
13
Skiing
1980
14
Tennis
1980
15
6
Woodsong
1990
16
Eastern Sun, Winter Moon
1993
17
Madonna Stories
1993
18
10
Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
1994
19
My Life in Dog Years
1997
20
Pilgrimage on a Steel Ride / Zero to Sixty
1997
21
Caught by the Sea: My Life on Boats
2001
22
Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books
2001
23
How Angel Peterson Got His Name and Other Outrageous Tales About Extreme Sports
2003

List of Laurel-Leaf Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Day They Came to Arrest the Book (By: Nat Hentoff)
1982
2
The Outside Shot (By: Walter Dean Myers)
The Outside Shot (By: Walter Dean Myers)
1984
3
Living Up the Street (By: Gary Soto)
1985
4
Father Water, Mother Woods (With: Ruth Wright Paulsen)
Father Water, Mother Woods (With: Ruth Wright Paulsen)
1994
5
The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman (By: Louise Plummer)
1995
6
No Easy Answers (By: Johnny Heller, Jeff Woodman, Walter Dean Myers, Virginia Euwer Wolff, Graham Salisbury, Donald R. Gallo, M.E. Kerr)
No Easy Answers (By: Johnny Heller, Jeff Woodman, Walter Dean Myers, Virginia Euwer Wolff, Graham Salisbury, Donald R. Gallo, M.E. Kerr)
1997
7
Anna of Byzantium (By: Tracy Barrett)
1999
8
Heaven Eyes (By: David Almond)
2000
9
Ghost Boy (By: Iain Lawrence)
2000
10
The Jumping Tree (By: René Saldaña Jr.)
The Jumping Tree (By: René Saldaña Jr.)
2009
11
Under the Mermaid Angel (By: Martha Moore)
Under the Mermaid Angel (By: Martha Moore)
2009
12
Shots on Goal (By: Rich Wallace)
2010
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List of Gary Paulsen Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
No Easy Answers
1997
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Gary Paulsen: Biography

Gary Paulsen (Gary James Paulsen) was born on May 17th, 1939. Gary passed away October 13th, 2021 at 82 years old. Gary Paulsen was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Gary Paulsen (Gary James Paulsen) is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 51 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1968 with the novel Some Birds Don't Fly. The most recently released novel was Northwind which was released in 2022.

Gary Paulsen also wrote the Duncan Culpepper series which has 30 books including The Case of the Dirty Bird and Dunc's Doll.

Gary Paulsen: Awards & Accolades

Paulsen's books have won multiple awards, Dogsong won the John Newbery Medal Awards, Newbery Honor, in 1986. Hatchet won the John Newbery Medal Awards, Newbery Honor, in 1988. The Winter Room won the John Newbery Medal Awards, Newbery Honor, in 1990. The Haymeadow / The Fourteenth Summer won the Spur Awards, Best Western Juvenile Fiction, in 1992.

Paulsen's book, Soldier's Heart was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Young Adult Literature, in 1998.

Gary Paulsen: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Gary Paulsen on Book Notification is Hatchet, the 1st novel in the Brian Robeson series.

The most read book by Gary Paulsen on Book Notification is Hatchet, the 1st novel in the Brian Robeson series.

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Gary Paulsen are:

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the The Lord of the Rings Series.
  2. Andy Weir, author of the novel: Project Hail Mary.
  3. Suzanne Collins, author of the The Hunger Games Series.
  4. John Steinbeck, author of the novel: Of Mice and Men.
  5. Mark Twain, author of the Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn Series.

Gary Paulsen: F.A.Q

When was Gary Paulsen Born?

Gary Paulsen was born on May 17th, 1939.

When did Gary Paulsen die?

Gary Paulsen died on October 13th, 2021 at 82 years old.

Where was Gary Paulsen Born?

Gary Paulsen was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

What book awards has Gary Paulsen won?

Dogsong: John Newbery Medal Awards Newbery Honor (1986).
Hatchet: John Newbery Medal Awards Newbery Honor (1988).
The Winter Room: John Newbery Medal Awards Newbery Honor (1990).
The Haymeadow / The Fourteenth Summer: Spur Awards Best Western Juvenile Fiction (1992).

What was the first book Gary Paulsen wrote?

The first novel written by Gary Paulsen was Some Birds Don't Fly, published in 1968.

What was the most recent book Gary Paulsen wrote?

His most recently released work was Northwind on January 11th, 2022.

How many books has Gary Paulsen written?

Gary Paulsen has written 168 books across 19 series.
  • 5 books in the Francis Tucket Series
  • 2 books in the Lt. Ronnie Gold Series
  • 5 books in the Brian Robeson Series
  • 7 books in the Murphy Series
  • 6 books in the Tales to Tickle the Funnybone Series
  • 3 books in the Alida Series
  • 30 books in the Duncan Culpepper Series
  • 2 books in the Nightjohn Series
  • 18 books in the World Of Adventure Series
  • 2 books in the Lawn Boy Series
  • 4 books in the Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties Of..Series
  • 2 books in the Road Trip Series
  • 1 book in the Liar, Liar Series
  • 51 Standalone Novels
  • 4 Picture Books
  • 2 Short Story Collections
  • 23 Non-Fiction Books
  • 1 book in the Laurel-Leaf Series

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    The Little Man
    The Little Man
    2 months ago

    The world lost a legend when Paulsen died. His prolific career goes way beyond The Brian Saga—though that popular series is certainly a great example of his writing ability. His focus on nature, courage, and the process of growing up make him one of my favorite fiction authors, though I personally didn’t start reading him until I was already an adult myself.

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