Books The Best Gary Paulsen Books  

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List of the best Gary Paulsen books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Gary Paulsen is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Paulsen is one of the best young adult writers from any era, and many of his novels are staples in classrooms everywhere. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Gary Paulsen who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

This list includes Hatchet, The River, and more. What are Gary Paulsen's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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Hatchet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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37 5
The River is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

3
32 7
Brian's Return is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

4
32 8
Brian's Winter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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28 5
Brian's Hunt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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18 3
Dogsong is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

7
19 4
Harris and Me is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

8
15 3
Canyons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

9
16 5
The Transall Saga is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

10
8 1
My Life in Dog Years is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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8 1
Winterdance: The Fine Madness ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books

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9 2
Nightjohn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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7 1
Guts: The True Stories Behind ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books

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9 3
Lawn Boy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

15
6 2
Mr. Tucket is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

16
5 1
Woodsong is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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5 1
The rifle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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4 0
Tucket's Home is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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4 0
Soldier's Heart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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4 1
Murphy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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4 1
The Winter Room is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

22
4 1
Tracker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

23
3 0
The haymeadow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

24
3 0
The Voyage of the Frog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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3 1
Curse of the Ruins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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2 0
Dunc Gets Tweaked is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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2 0
Tucket's Gold is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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2 0
The Island is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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2 0
Grizzly is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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2 1
Time Benders is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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2 1
Hook 'Em Snotty! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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2 1
The Car is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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2 2
The Tent is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Margaret Atwood, Gary Paulsen

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2 2
Tucket's Ride is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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2 2
The Rock Jockeys is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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1 1
The Treasure of El Patron is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books

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1 1
Skydive! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

38
1 1
Sarny is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

39
1 1
Rodomonte's Revenge is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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1 1
Murphy's Trail is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

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1 1
How Angel Peterson Got His Nam... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books

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1 1
Culpepper's Cannon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

43
1 1
The Cookcamp is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

44
1 1
The Seventh Crystal is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

45
1 1
Alida's Song is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

46
1 1
Murphy's Herd is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

47
1 1
Murphy's Stand is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

48
1 1
Murphy's War is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Gary Paulsen

49
1 1
Danger on Midnight River is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books

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1 1
Project – A Perfect World is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books