Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood

Author: Gary Paulsen



A mesmerizing memoir from a literary legend, giving readers a new perspective on the origins of Hatchet and other famed survival stories.

His name is synonymous with high-stakes wilderness survival adventures. Now, beloved author Gary Paulsen portrays a series of life-altering moments from his turbulent childhood as his own original survival story. If not for his summer escape from a shockingly neglectful Chicago upbringing to a North Woods homestead at age five, there never would have been a Hatchet. Without the encouragement of the librarian who handed him his first book at age thirteen, he may never have become a reader. And without his desperate teenage enlistment in the Army, he would not have discovered his true calling as a storyteller.

An entrancing account of grit and growing up, perfect for newcomers and lifelong fans alike, this is the famed author at his rawest and most real.

ISBN: 9781250866554
Publisher: Square Fish
Pub Date: 01/2023
Format: Paperback
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 7.62h x 5.12w x 1.00d

Additional information

Weight 1.00 lbs
Dimensions 7.62 × 5.12 × 1.00 in