Gary Paulsen's unique and descriptive style of writing creates a vivid image to the reader through his simple word choice. Although his writing may seem simple, he creates an idea in the reader's mind that seems as though the reader is actually living in the short story Winter. By doing this, the reader is further engaged in the story. Paulsen creates an imaginary idea of the story for the reader of what life on the farm in the beginning of winter feels like, which engages the reader to read on. Paulsen’s vivid description creates an idea for the reader, of what it must be like it listen to Uncle David’s Stories.
His father trained him to be a silversmith. Paul’s father was a French immigrant. When he turned 15 his father died.
Beginning to grow less famous, he never gave up. Paul fought for his freedom until he died in 1976. Paul’s father was a runaway slave, and his family suffered many hardships. In 1915 he joined Rutgers University where he highly excelled in sports, and became an honors student. After Rutgers in 1919, Paul attended a law school where he met his future wife, Eslanda.
He had nine siblings living with him. As he grew older he helped his father with his younger siblings and on the farm with crops. On his way home from Chicago, James and his brother were forced to move to the back of the train to a colored-car. He attended Gibbs High School after graduating he joined the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1960. When he returned home he attended Jackson State College and then applied for admission to the University of Mississippi in 1961 (www.biography.com).
He transferred to St. John Vianney Minor Seminary while in high school and graduated from there in 1967. After the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. he heard some of his classmates at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Missouri making fun of his death. This led him to quit seminary and eventually attend Yale University Law School. After graduating from Yale, he worked for many years as a lawyer for the agricultural giant Monsanto. Then he moved to Washington D.C. where he worked some for President Ronald Reagan.
Once he graduated from there in 1897, he went to study law at Columbia University. While there he aimed his studies toward literature and politics instead of law. He never actually graduated
The main character is Gary Paulsen the author of the book. Paulsen displays clear qualities of ingenuity, survivability, determination, and wisdom. His view on animal life will strike many as controversial, as he raises animal worth to a level almost comparable to that of humans. The only other characters in the story are Paulsen’s sled dog team.
He was the youngest born of 5 children. He ended up only living there for a short amount of time because his father left them. Then he moved to Pasadena, California. His family was very poor. They lived in a under average house in a neighborhood.
During his child hood he moved around quite often due to the fact that his father’s job required frequent travel. JC attended boarding schools and received an education. He eventually graduated Harvard with a Masters in Business Administration. He married and had two children. He worked in the advertising field for thirty-five years having been a CEO for one of the two agencies he worked for.
He was promoted all the way to captain. After the war he went back to portsmouth and with the money he had he started a lumber company called walnut lumber co. He also has lumber companies in Portsmouth, Boston, and Portland Maine. He owns several ship which he uses to ship his lumber and he also rents them to other people. He is Married and has four kids.