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Mudshark

Format:  Paperback,

83 pages

Publisher: Random House Childrens Books

Publish Date: Jun 2010

ISBN-13: 9780553494648

ISBN-10: 0553494643

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Mudshark is the go-to guy for any mystery that needs solving. That is, until the Psychic Parrot takes up residence in the school library. With an escaped gerbil and an eraser thief on the loose, the school needs someone who's good at solving problems.

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Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Publish Date: Jun 2010
ISBN-13: 9780553494648
ISBN-10: 0553494643
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 83
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.15
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 7.75 x 0.25
Walmart No.: 9780553494648

About the author

Biography of Paulsen, Gary

Gary Paulsen was born on May 17, 1939 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.

Some of Paulsen's most well-known books are the Hatchet series, although he has published many other popular novels including Dogsong, Harris and Me, and The Winter Room, which won the Newbery Honor. Woodsong and Winterdance are among the most popular books about the Iditarod. Paulsen was the recipient of the 1997 Margaret A. Edwards Award for his lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award, 2011 - 2012 (United States)
  • Volunteer State Book Award, 2010 - 2011 (United States)
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, 2011 - 2012 (United States)
  • Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Book Award, 2010 - 2011 (United States)

Book description

The Mudshark Detective Agency is on the case in a winning tale from Gary Paulsen, about whom Booklist writes in a starred review, "When it comes to telling funny stories about boys, no one surpasses Paulsen".

Mudshark is cool. He's fast-thinking and fast-moving, and with his photographic memory, he's the go-to guy with the answers. Lost your shoe? Your dad's car? Can't find your homework? Ask Mudshark. At least, until the Psychic Parrot takes up residence in the school library.

The word in school is that the parrot can out-think Mudshark. And right now, the school needs someone who's good at solving problems. There's an escaped gerbil running the halls, a near-nuclear emergency in the faculty restroom, and an unexplained phenomenon involving disappearing erasers. Once Mudshark solves the mystery of the erasers, he plans to investigate the Psychic Parrot...

In Mudshark, Paulsen introduces readers to a resourceful boy who will have kids everywhere thinking, and laughing.

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