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Canoe Days by Gary Paulsen
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Jun 12, 2001 | ISBN 9780440414414

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Praise

"Succinct, poetic text and rich, textured paintings convey the beauty and wonder of a quiet canoe ride on a lazy summer day." — Booklist

"Young nature buffs are sure to appreciate this ode to life in the unspoiled wilderness; creative writing classes may find this a good model for descriptive writing as well." — Booklist

"Full of sunlight and clear water, this book is for winter dreaming and summer doing." — School Library Journal

Author Q&A

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Born:
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.

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