Harris and Me: A Summer Remembered Analysis

Gary Paulsen

Setting

The time is the early 1950s. The era is suggested by the popularity of Gene Autry movies and by reference to America's foreign enemies as...

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Literary Qualities

Paulsen uses a device often found in nineteenth-century novels, a subheading for each chapter that cryptically and enticingly previews the...

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Social Sensitivity

Harris and Me is a book that celebrates mischief. It looks with an adolescent's instinctive excitement at activities that many adults...

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Topics for Discussion

1. The disclaimer on the title page describes Harris and Me as a work of fiction, but the author admits most of the book is...

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Ideas for Reports and Papers

1. Compare Harris and Me to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in one of the following ways: a) as books that appeal to young and old...

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Related Titles / Adaptations

Many of Paulsen's writings are thinly disguised autobiographical accounts. Although they may be profitably read as fiction, the following...

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For Further Reference

Brown, Muriel W. and Rita Schoch Foudray. "Gary Paulsen." In Newbery and Caldecott Medalists and Honor Book Winners. New York:...

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