Father Water, Mother Woods: Essays on Fishing and Hunting in the North Woods

Father Water, Mother Woods: Essays on Fishing and Hunting in the North Woods

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Father Water, Mother Woods: Essays on Fishing and Hunting in the North Woods by Gary Paulsen, Ruth Wright Paulsen

Survival in the wilderness--Gary Paulsen writes about it so powerfully in his novels Hatchet and The River because he's lived it.  These essays recount his adventures alone and with friends, along the rivers and in the woods of northern Minnesota. There, fishing and hunting are serious business, requiring skill, secrets, and inspiration. Luck, too--not every big one gets away.

This book takes readers through the seasons, from the incredible taste of a spring fish fresh from the smokehouse, to the first sight of the first deer, to the peace of the winter days spent dreaming by the stove in a fishhouse on the ice. In Paulsen's north country, every expedition is a major one, and often hilarious.

Once again Gary Paulsen demonstrates why he is one of America's most beloved writers, for he shows us fishing and hunting as pleasure, as art, as companionship, and as sources of life's deepest lessons.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440219842
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 03/28/1996
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 390,188
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.94(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, including three Newbery Honor books: The Winter Room, Hatchet, and Dogsong. He won the Margaret A. Edwards Award given by the American Library Association for his lifetime achievement in young adult literature. Among his Random House books are Road Trip (written with his son, Jim Paulsen); Family Ties; Vote; Crush; Flat Broke; Liar, Liar; Paintings from the Cave; Woods Runner; Masters of Disaster; Lawn Boy; Notes from the Dog; The Amazing Life of Birds; Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day; How Angel Peterson Got His Name; Guts; and five books about Francis Tucket's adventures in the Old West. Gary Paulsen has also published fiction and nonfiction for adults. He divides his time between his home in Alaska, his ranch in New Mexico, and his sailboat on the Pacific Ocean.

Ruth Wright Paulsen is an artist, illustrator, and author of books for young readers. She graduated from the University of Colorado, where she studied painting, and then taught art at a junior high school, which informs her illustrations for children’s books. She frequently collaborates with her husband, author Gary Paulsen, and her illustrations can be seen in his books Father Water, Mother Woods and My Life in Dog Years. She lives and works in New Mexico.

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Are you tired of exciting stories about hunting and fishing? Of course your not. Gary Paulsen is back again with another outdoor book. Except this isnt a novel; This is a collection of short stories compiled into one amazing book. This book has everything you can expect from Gary Paulsen. It recalls real life incidents and adventures in the north woods of Minnesota. This book will take you from a warm summers day by the lake , to a blizzard in the cold of winter while tracking a deer. Every adventure is full of excitement, and you just might think some of them are pretty humorous If you liked ' Hatchet' and ' The River ' you will have to read this book. I would recommend this to all ages and especially to any people that enjoy h unting and fishing.