The Voyage of the Frog

by Gary Paulsen

Random House Children's Books | October 1, 1990 | Trade Paperback |

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Slowly, David opened his eyes and looked around the horizon, wincing again with the new movement. There was nothing sticking above the water as far as he could see.



He was alone.



Fourteen-year-old David Alspeth intended only to fulfill his uncle''s last wish when he set sail in the Frog, but when a savage storm slams into the tiny sailboat, David is stranded. No wind. No radio. Little water. Seven cans of food. And the storm is just the first challenge David must face...

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: October 1, 1990

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0440403642

ISBN - 13: 9780440403647

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Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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The Voyage of the Frog

The Voyage of the Frog

by Gary Paulsen

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: October 1, 1990

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0440403642

ISBN - 13: 9780440403647

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Slowly, David opened his eyes and looked around the horizon, wincing again with the new movement. There was nothing sticking above the water as far as he could see.



He was alone.



Fourteen-year-old David Alspeth intended only to fulfill his uncle''s last wish when he set sail in the Frog, but when a savage storm slams into the tiny sailboat, David is stranded. No wind. No radio. Little water. Seven cans of food. And the storm is just the first challenge David must face...

About the Author

Gary Paulsen, May 17, l939 - Gary Paulsen was born on May 17,l939 in Minnesota. During the first few years of his life, his father was stationed in Europe during World War II and his mother worked in a factory. Paulsen was raised by his grandmother and aunts. He lived overseas after the war in the Phillippines between 1946-49. Ever since he was fifteen, he worked many jobs to support himself. He attended Bemidji College, in Minnesota, paying his tuition by being a trapper. He also spent some time in the army. He decided one day to try writing and tried to become a magazine editor. He spent nearly a year as an associate magazine editor on a magazine for men in Hollywood, California. He published his first book, "Special War," in 1966 and had published nearly forty books and several articles and short stories during his early years. He went back to school in 1972, attending the University of Colorado, but his career was interrupted by a lawsuit in 1977 over "Winterkill." In 1990, he suffered a mild heart attack, which did not hinder his writing at all. Paulsen was the recipient of the 1997 Margaret A. Edwards Award for his lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.

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Born:
May 17 in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Previous jobs: Farm hand, ranch hand, truck driver, sailor, dogsled racer, teacher, field engineer, editor, soldier, actor, director, trapper, professional archer, migrant farm worker, singer


Hobbies: Sailing, collecting and riding Harley Davidsons; twice ran the Iditarod, the challenging 1,000 mile dogsled race across Alaska


Inspiration for writing: After a librarian gave him a book to read--along with his own library card--Gary was hooked. He began spending hours alone in the basement of his apartment building, reading one book after another.

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This award-winning adventure story from three-time Newbery Honor Award-winnerGary Paulsen pits a boy against the savage elements of nature

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author fun facts

Born:
May 17 in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Previous jobs: Farm hand, ranch hand, truck driver, sailor, dogsled racer, teacher, field engineer, editor, soldier, actor, director, trapper, professional archer, migrant farm worker, singer


Hobbies: Sailing, collecting and riding Harley Davidsons; twice ran the Iditarod, the challenging 1,000 mile dogsled race across Alaska


Inspiration for writing: After a librarian gave him a book to read--along with his own library card--Gary was hooked. He began spending hours alone in the basement of his apartment building, reading one book after another.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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