Gr 5-8Every chapter of this informative biography begins with an appropriate quotation taken from one of Paulsens published works or interviews. These quotes introduce readers to different periods or events in the authors life and his work. Peterss writing is descriptive and entertaining. The inclusion of dialogue and dramatic scenes keeps the interest high and should capture the attention of reluctant readers. However, the author cites no sources, making it difficult to determine whether she has fictionalized this account or simply drawn heavily from Paulsens books. Either way, she provides an entertaining look at a complex and interesting man. The black-and-white photos are, unfortunately, grouped in the center of the book rather than appearing chronologically.Rosie Peasley, Empire Union School District, Modesto, CA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.