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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
Hatchet Gary Paulsen

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die The Scariest Novels of All Time

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

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

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Dogsong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Dogsong Gary Paulsen

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

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Brian's Hunt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Brian's Hunt Gary Paulsen

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The Transall Saga is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
The Transall Saga Gary Paulsen

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

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Harris and Me is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Harris and Me Gary Paulsen

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Winterdance: The Fine Madness ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books

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Nightjohn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Nightjohn Gary Paulsen

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Lawn Boy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Lawn Boy Gary Paulsen

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Mr. Tucket is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Mr. Tucket Gary Paulsen

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Woodsong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Woodsong Gary Paulsen

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Soldier's Heart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Soldier's Heart Gary Paulsen

20 Classic Nude Scenes in 80s Teen Movie History The Most Heartbreaking Novels Ever Written

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Tucket's Home is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Tucket's Home Gary Paulsen

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My Life in Dog Years is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
My Life in Dog Years Gary Paulsen

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Guts: The True Stories Behind ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books

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The rifle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
The rifle Gary Paulsen

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

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

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The Voyage of the Frog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
The Voyage of the Frog Gary Paulsen

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

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Tracker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Tracker Gary Paulsen

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Grizzly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Grizzly Gary Paulsen

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

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The Island is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
The Island Gary Paulsen

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Tucket's Gold is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Tucket's Gold Gary Paulsen

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Curse of the Ruins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Curse of the Ruins Gary Paulsen

Abigail Breslin Loves and Hookups Things You Miss Most About College

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The Tent is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
The Tent Margaret Atwood, Gary Paulsen

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The Rock Jockeys is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
The Rock Jockeys Gary Paulsen

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Tucket's Ride is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Tucket's Ride Gary Paulsen

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Time Benders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Time Benders Gary Paulsen

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Murphy's Trail is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Murphy's Trail Gary Paulsen

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Skydive! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Skydive! Gary Paulsen

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Culpepper's Cannon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Culpepper's Cannon Gary Paulsen

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Hook 'Em Snotty! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Hook 'Em Snotty! Gary Paulsen

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Rodomonte's Revenge is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Rodomonte's Revenge Gary Paulsen

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The Seventh Crystal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
The Seventh Crystal Gary Paulsen

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Alida's Song is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Alida's Song Gary Paulsen

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The Car is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
The Car Gary Paulsen

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How Angel Peterson Got His Nam... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books

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The Treasure of El Patron is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books

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Sarny is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Sarny Gary Paulsen

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Murphy's War is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Murphy's War Gary Paulsen

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Project – A Perfect World is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books

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

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Danger on Midnight River is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books

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Murphy's Herd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books
Murphy's Herd Gary Paulsen

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The White Fox Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Gary Paulsen Books