Guts by Gary Paulsen | ScholasticGuess what -- Gary Paulsen was being kind to Brian. In Guts , Gary tells the real stories behind the Brian books, the stories of the adventures that inspired him to write Brian Robeson's story: working as an emergency volunteer; the death that inspired the pilot's death in Hatchet ; plane crashes he has seen and near-misses of his own. He describes how he made his own bows and arrows, and takes readers on his first hunting trips, showing the wonder and solace of nature along with his hilarious mishaps and mistakes. He shares special memories, such as the night he attracted every mosquito in the county, or how he met the moose with a sense of humor, and the moose who made it personal. Readers may wonder how Gary Paulsen survived to write all of his books -- well, it took guts. What do you do when you're being charged by a red-eyed furious wall of brown fur that is an insane moose? How do you make a weapon with your bare hands?
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Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books
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It is about some of Gary's life adventures, including dog sledding in blizzards, being in a plane stalling in the air in the arctic, watching as a little boy gets stabbed to death by a young buck , and eating bugs. He discusses the inspirations of his life and the way they helped to create events for his character Brian in his Brian's Saga series. When Gary was a child, his parents didn't have enough money for food and school supplies, so he worked as a pinsetter in a bowling alley for money and hunted rabbits, ducks, and grouse Grouse tastes like chicken and flies really well and are hard to spot. He worked as one of two EMT volunteers in a square mile radius, using an old worn down ambulance and helping people with emergencies like heart attacks and plane crashes. He tells of how he was attacked by many Mooses, Mosquitoes, and Deer flies.
This is a non-fiction memoir written by Gary Paulsen about the events in this life that he merged into his Brian Roberson novels. The other 5 chapters that recount the experiences from his own life that inspired his Brian books. Moving back and forth during events in his past, Paulsen says that he served in the miltary and became a volunteer for ambulance services, an Iditarod racer, pilot for small planes, encountered mishaps and hunting experiences. Most of these experiences happened in Canada, Minnesota, and the wilderness of Alaska. Paulsen is honest about what he went through, telling readers everything so they will realize that he is writing about his experiences. Paulsen says that he did not let Brian experience anything that he did not.