"[In this biography, author Gary Paulsen portrays a series of life-altering moments from his turbulent childhood.] 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"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Publication Date: Jan-2021
Lexile Level: 0000
Ages: 08 - 12