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Father Water, Mother Woods

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Father Water, Mother Woods by Gary Paulsen and Ruth Wright Paulsen
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Mar 01, 1996 | ISBN 9780440219842
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“This book is obviously a feast for the outdoor lover–the hunter, fisherman, or camper–but it will also draw those who love the beauty of the carefully crafted description, so detailed and vivid….The essence of Paulsen.”–Booklist

“The pieces are rooted in the details of a youth spent in search of perfection: the perfect cast, perfect catch, perfect shot…On target.” –School Library Joumal

“Descriptions of light and water, of fish and wildlife, kindle in the reader a measure of the author’s own complex respect for nature.”
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Author Q&A

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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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