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The Schernoff Discoveries by Gary Paulsen
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The Schernoff Discoveries by Gary Paulsen
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Jul 06, 1998 | ISBN 9780440414636
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Praise

“A rollicking tale…It’s all flat-out goofy and great fun, as well as an inspiring story of shared experiences, that, weird as they are, form the basis of a strong and affectionate friendship.”
Kirkus Reviews, Pointer

“Paulsen captures adolescent feelings perfectly; indeed, the novel becomes a survival story with a twist–survival of adolescence… Simplicity of style, humor, and great characterization make this another winner from a popular author.”
School Library Journal

“A welcome boost to those who secretly fear that junior high uncoolness is a permanent state.”
Publishers Weekly

Awards

ALA Best Books for Young Adults WINNER 1998

ALA Quick Pick for Young Adult Reluctant Readers WINNER 1998

Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award NOMINEE 2001

Author Q&A

author fun facts

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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