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The Monument by Gary Paulsen
The Monument by Gary Paulsen
Jul 01, 1993 | 160 Pages
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    Jul 01, 1993 | 160 Pages | Young Adult

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    Aug 31, 2011 | 160 Pages | Young Adult

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“A powerful, affecting story with its comments on art and homage.”
School Library Journal, Starred

“An intriguing, ironic tale, written vividly and with memorable humor.”
Kirkus Reviews

“In sparse, sensitive, moving prose, Paulsen illuminates a small town and its inhabitants’ beautiful and ugly sides to create a tribute to art…a wonderful book that will make you feel special.”
Voice of Youth Advocates


Texas Lone Star Reading List WINNER 1993

Author Q&A

author fun facts

May 17 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Previous jobs: Farm hand, ranch hand, truck driver, sailor, dogsled racer, teacher, field engineer, editor, soldier, actor, director, trapper, professional archer, migrant farm worker, singer

Hobbies: Sailing, collecting and riding Harley Davidsons; twice ran the Iditarod, the challenging 1,000 mile dogsled race across Alaska

Inspiration for writing: After a librarian gave him a book to read–along with his own library card–Gary was hooked. He began spending hours alone in the basement of his apartment building, reading one book after another.

From the Hardcover edition.

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