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Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books

Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books

Scris de Gary Paulsen

Povestit de Patrick Lawlor


Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books

Scris de Gary Paulsen

Povestit de Patrick Lawlor

evaluări:
3.5/5 (120 evaluări)
Lungime:
2 ore
Lansat:
20 oct. 2012
ISBN:
9781455804757
Format:
Carte audio

Descriere

Here are the real events that inspired Gary Paulsen to write Brian Robeson's story in Hatchet, The River, Brian's Winter, Brian's Return, and Brian's Hunt: a stint as a volunteer emergency worker; the death that became the pilot's death in Hatchet; plane crashes he's seen; and his own near misses. He takes listeners 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, and how he met the moose who made it personal.

Lansat:
20 oct. 2012
ISBN:
9781455804757
Format:
Carte audio

Despre autor

Gary Paulsen (1939-2021) wrote more than two hundred books for children and adults. Three of his novels – Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room – were Newbery Honor books. In 1997, he received the ALA's Margaret A. Edwards Award for his contribution to young adult literature. His books have sold over 35 million copies around the world.


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  • (4/5)
    The true stories behind events he used in his story Hatchet with the main character Brian. Gary has a great sense of humor and I really liked it when he kicked the bear in the backside.
  • (5/5)
    great book
  • (5/5)
    2nd listen! Love it!! Mr Paulsen never disappoints with all his experience and fabulous story telling.
  • (4/5)
    This book contains a series of short chapters about experiences in the author's life that he used when he wrote Hatchet. His tales of childhood exploring the woods of northern Minnesota were fascinating. Recommended, especially for those like myself who appreciate his body of works.
  • (4/5)
    This was a tough book to pinpoint. Gary Paulsen is not your typical writer though. It seems like he could have written a lot of very interesting nonfiction about his life as an adventurous nature dweller (I won't say nature lover because I don't think it's as much about love as it is addictive dependance for him), but he was more interested in relaying his experience through fiction. There are quite a few moments in this book where I cringe, not because the quality of the writing is any less than exemplary, but rather because of the rawness of what he describes. I'm not prepared to think of deer and moose as violent creatures, though I know I probably should after what I've read here. He has come to know the wilderness and human mortality in a way in a way that few others ever will and I think he uses that knowledge in the best way that he knows how, by writing about it.
  • (3/5)
    This book is an autobiography of Gary Paulsen where he explains where he got his motivation and inspiration for writing The Hatchet and the other Brian books. This book was interesting and funny but definitely would have had to read at least The Hatchet to appreciate the explanation and examples.
  • (5/5)
    There is very little debate over whether or not Gary Paulson’s books are classics – the realness and heroism of his recurring main character, Brian, in Hatchet and “the Brian Books” has created undying fans throughout the generations. Many wonder how Paulson’s writing can be so harrowing and yet so true – all they need to do is pick up “Guts: The True Story Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books” and find out. Readers discover that so much of Brian’s struggle is so deeply moving because Paulson actually experienced, first hand, many of the trials and tribulations through which he put his courageous main character. He has made his own bow and arrows from scratch, been attacked by wild and crazy moose, and eaten the eyes out of a squirrel from hunger – all the while managing to maintain a witty sense of humor that shines through his words and elicits a smile, even amongst all the guts. This is a great find for both boys and girls looking for non-fiction that carries with it all the wonder and magic of a great fictional story. Highly recommended for ages 9-12.
  • (4/5)
    What do you do when you're being charged by a red-eyed furious wall of brown fur that is an insane moose? How do you make a weapon with your bare hands? How do you sneak up on a grouse or a rabbit, kill it with a well-aimed arrow, and cook it over a fire--without a pot? All this and lots more is essential learning for Brian Robeson, the young wilderness survivor in Gary Paulsen's classic novel Hatchet. In writing that book, Paulsen was determined that everything that happened to Brian--the survival techniques and the physical and emotional traumas--would be drawn closely from reality and his own experiences. In Guts he reveals the stories behind Hatchet, as he lived them.
  • (5/5)
    this book is a little gory, but I couldn't put it down!
  • (2/5)
    I thought this book was a ok but, it had some really gross parts in the book
  • (1/5)
    The worst book I've ever read. Really boring. Nothing really good about it.
  • (5/5)
    Move over Bear Grylls. Gary Paulsen, author of the Hatchet Books has soften been asked about his characters. A lot of his characters and their circumstances are based on actual events that have happened to him in real life. When I read about how he had sucked the eyes out of fish or eaten the guts of a squirrel. Maybe this is why my boys find this a really great book. He is a true survivalist and the reader of this book has a lot to learn from him. I enjoyed this book immensely. I realized he did not sugar coat anything. He talked about several instances where he observed people killed. The saddest was the story of the little boy feeding a wild deer and he and his mom didn't understand the signs and the deer kicked the boy killing him instantly. It is no wonder that his books are so realistic. They are based on events that actually happened to him.
  • (4/5)
    A must if you like Gary Paulson's Hatchet series. This book tells the true stories behind Brian's experiences. It's not an exciting read, but it's interesting, especially (as I said) for those of us who like Hatchet and its sequels.
  • (2/5)
    This was one WEIRD book.