List Price: $18.00 Details

The List Price is the suggested retail price of a new product as provided by a manufacturer, supplier, or seller. Except for books, Amazon will display a List Price if the product was purchased by customers on Amazon or offered by other retailers at or above the List Price in at least the past 90 days. List prices may not necessarily reflect the product's prevailing market price.
Learn more
Save: $7.11 (40%)
Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime FREE Returns
Return this item for free
  • Free returns are available for the shipping address you chose. You can return the item for any reason in new and unused condition: no shipping charges
  • Learn more about free returns.
FREE delivery Tuesday, December 13 if you spend $25 on items shipped by Amazon. Order within 3 hrs 42 mins
Arrives before Christmas
In Stock.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to listen? Try Audible.
[{"displayPrice":"$10.89","priceAmount":10.89,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"10","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"89","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"Bi8CLzhK0Pbindy%2FkvfsmpgcX%2Bj21wrSm%2BrXEmBKCk%2FqKHTmduhkJPQ96FtVUO9VODUefvBNI7YBpnVCsmSZ2nYyekL%2BD6nq6%2Bu88Tdu%2FHpFqgd3J0aYZlGiLN%2BpO19XO1%2FdTNP5z%2BO8Hs76vRNLMw%3D%3D","locale":"en-US","buyingOptionType":"NEW"},{"displayPrice":"$8.98","priceAmount":8.98,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"8","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"98","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"u8dsknDnsO3Cj%2F1XW7%2BnaA47gLFuwFMw6SeuZ3n1fChmhK7rROGtALDAxov06JOyUaQUv2SaAEXVnQ3mw15GrSJJuk9Sl492gHRLzBc9RJOgKVO34HEMRWRxGVS1%2FBiWY3o2CnAWNYudXXxpXlgGvYdkgVU1saxz0pR4QFPdUmix4ZElvy9XHMXIKqqey3as","locale":"en-US","buyingOptionType":"USED"}]
$$10.89 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Price
Subtotal
$$10.89
Subtotal
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date, and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Return policy: Returnable until Jan 31, 2023
For the 2022 holiday season, returnable items purchased between October 11 and December 25, 2022 can be returned until January 31, 2023.
The Gutsy Girl: Escapades... has been added to your Cart
Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime
FREE delivery Thursday, December 15 if you spend $25 on items shipped by Amazon
Arrives before Christmas
Used: Acceptable | Details
Sold by -OnTimeBooks-
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Shipped fast and reliably through the Amazon Prime program! Book may contain some writing, highlighting, and or cover damage.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell?
Other Sellers on Amazon
Added
$5.47
+ $3.69 shipping
Sold by: IVS Inc
Sold by: IVS Inc
(129 ratings)
100% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Added
$5.75
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: the_meadows_store
Sold by: the_meadows_store
(10754 ratings)
96% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Added
$10.89
& FREE Shipping
Sold by: Buy AM
Sold by: Buy AM
(8317 ratings)
93% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure Hardcover – Illustrated, March 1, 2016

4.6 out of 5 stars 211 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover, Illustrated
$10.89
$4.98 $1.64

Enhance your purchase


Amazon First Reads | Editors' picks at exclusive prices

Frequently bought together

  • The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure
  • +
  • The Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, & Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self
  • +
  • The Confidence Code for Girls Journal: A Guide to Embracing Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self
Total price:
To see our price, add these items to your cart.
Choose items to buy together.

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Caroline Paul’s inspiring and sometimes astonishing stories of the adventures that she and other great women have undertaken, alongside Wendy MacNaughton’s beautiful illustrations, make The Gutsy Girl the book of the year for daredevils, doers, and dreamers of all ages." ―Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild

"The perfect book for young feminists, or really any woman who needs a dose of inspiration in her life . . . Viva la
Gutsy Girl!" ―Buzzfeed

"Part high-energy how-to guide, part hilarious memoir, and part interactive adventure journal designed to help girls of all ages build confidence, pluck, and bravery by venturing outside."
―Outside Magazine

"Paul encourages readers--girls, specifically--to pursue lives of excitement in a book that blends elements of memoir, guidebook, and journal." ―
Publishers Weekly

"Delightful . . . There’s a lot here that will thrill any girl--or boy--of any age
." San Francisco Chronicle

"If Pippi Longstocking and Sheryl Sandberg got together and penned a book for tween girls, this brilliantly written and illustrated gem would be it." ―
Parent.co

"An incredible book for raising ‘gutsy’ girls and a must-read for adventurous women . . . Paul’s book will convince any woman that she, too, is destined for a life of epic adventure--whether it’s in the woods or in the boardroom." ―
Quartz.com

"A must for inspiring girls of all ages--young and young at heart." ―
Stanford Magazine

"Paul's exuberant prose is made even better by Wendy MacNaughton's charming illustrations, which help place us in the adrenaline-fueled scenes . . . An adventure tome, field manual, journal, and self-help book all in one, Gutsy makes an excellent gift for girls graduating elementary school, though it's a good read for anyone. The book aims to help young women widen their comfort zone, face fear, and manage insecurity." -
Sierra

“[
Lost Cat] is revelatory . . . it moves easily and hilariously from one sentence and chapter to the next . . . it's ingeniously crafted . . . a fiercely charming narrative that sneaks up on a reader, just as the best fantastical books do . . . Lost Cat is an incredibly endearing work, a snapshot of the madness of loving and agonizing over and chasing after animals.” ―Jillian Steinhauer, The Los Angeles Review of Books, on LOST CAT

“An uncommonly charming and wise tale.” ―Alexis Madrigal,
The Atlantic, on LOST CAT

“This playful, quirky book is like a cat that climbs into your lap and purrs; it's impossible not to love it.” ―Gayle Brandeis,
San Francisco Chronicle, on LOST CAT

“A tender, imaginative memoir infused with equal parts humor and humanity . . . an absolute treat from cover to cover.” ―Maria Popova,
Brain Pickings, on LOST CAT

About the Author

Caroline Paul is the author of You Are Mighty, a young person's guide to changing the world, and Lost Cat, A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology, as well as the memoir Fighting Fire and the novel East Wind, Rain. She is a longtime member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. Wendy MacNaughton is a New York Times bestselling illustrator whose books include Lost Cat, Pen & Ink, Knives & Ink, and Meanwhile in San Francisco. They live in San Francisco.
Only $5.95 a month for the first 4 months on Audible. Limited-time only.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bloomsbury USA; Illustrated edition (March 1, 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 160 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1632861232
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1632861238
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 8+ years, from customers
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 4 - 7
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.6 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.41 x 0.96 x 8.56 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 211 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

I grew up in New England, with an identical twin, a younger brother, and a menagerie of animals. I did some goofy things as an adolescent: I learned all the constellations in the Western Hemisphere; I tried to set the Guinness World Record for crawling; I built a boat out of milk cartons, then convinced my twin and two friends to join me on the river, then waded to shore with them when it broke up in the first rapid. These adventures and more are part of my latest book, The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure, written especially for 7-12 year-old girls.

I graduated from Stanford University, where I studied Communications. At the time I had a vague idea that perhaps I would become a documentary filmmaker. Instead, in 1989, I became a San Francisco firefighter.

I wrote about my thirteen and a half year career in Fighting Fire, an updated version of which came out in 2011. I'd tell you about those years, but really, you should just read the book. I will only say that being in a fire made me happy, and doing emergency medical work intrigued me. All of it made me a better person.

The most remote place I've been is Siberia, where I saw a Unidentified Flying Object that may or may not have been the Soviet military. The highest place I've been was on a mountain bike in the Bolivian Alps back when mountain bikes were scarce and 15,000 feet didn't hurt as much as it would now. The most isolated I've ever felt was in a blizzard on the mountain of Denali, where we had to stay in the tent and pee into a Gatorade bottle.

My novel East Wind, Rain came out in 2006. It is based closely on the little known but true story some call "the battle of Niihau," that begins when a Japanese pilot who has just attacked Pearl Harbor is forced to crash land on an isolated Hawaiian island. The inhabitants there have no communication with the outside world, and are puzzled by his sudden, dramatic arrival. The book follows the next seven days, as the seemingly mysterious event divides the villagers and disrupts a once peaceful paradise. "When it's over, you don't want to leave," said the New York Times.

In 2013 my third book, Lost Cat, A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology, was published. It's about my obsessive to search to figure out where my cat journeyed when I was not around and entailed GPS tracking, video, psychics and animal communicators. Despite the title, it's really about how lost humans can become, and the animals that help them regain their bearings. Lost Cat was named a Best Book by Jezebel and by the influential website Brainpickings.

For years I was mistaken for my identical twin, Alexandra Paul. That would ordinarily be unremarkable, except that Alexandra is an actress with a long and storied career, and her face (and thus mine) is recognized all over the world. The ensuing confusion, absurdity, and hilarity is captured in the essay Almost Her:The Strange Dilemma of Being Nearly Famous. Published as a small booklet, Almost Her explores the science of twins, the allure of being identical, and the strange world of fame in America.

In 2016 I published The Gutsy Girl:Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure. Part memoir, part how-to adventure guide, this book for 7-12 year-olds is best described as Lean in for girls, set not in a boardroom, but in trees, on cliff edges and down wild rivers (and boys should read this too, so they grow up knowing that girls are gutsy too.) Bonus: it's illustrated by the amazing Wendy MacNaughton! I wrote this book because I believe that girls aren't encouraged to be brave, and so miss out on the things that adventure teaches so well: resilience, self-confidence, courage, teamwork, and decision-making. The Gutsy Girl was a New York Times bestseller.

You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World came out in 2018 and was written for kids with a fierce sense of justice, a good sense of humor, and a big heart. The book empowers middle graders to turn their sense of right and wrong into real life activism and features change maker tips, DIY activities, and stories of kids who have changed the world.

Writing never happens in a vaccuum. I've been part of the San Francisco Writers Grotto since 1999; without that community I would have quit this strange career, or gone insane, years ago. I'm also constantly inspired by my kickass siblings: my identical twin is the accomplished actress Alexandra Paul and my brother is the righteous animal rights activist Jonathan Paul.

In my free time, I fly an experimental plane. I read books. I go to movies. I surf (badly.) Much of this is done around San Francisco, where I live with my partner, the artist Wendy MacNaughton, two shelter cats, one shelter dog, an array of solar panels, and countless unread back issues of the New Yorker.

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5
211 global ratings

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 18, 2016
Customer image
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book for girls and grown women too
By Sarah S. Harbin on March 17, 2016
I originally bought several copies of this book for gifts for most of the girls that I know. Then I read the whole thing, cover to cover in one night because I could not put it down, and had to go get several more copies for all the adult women that I know too. Pretty sure I have bought at least 10 of these for girls and women of all ages. I wish I could go back in time and read this when I was about 10 years old. It's fun, it's clever, it's super encouraging while also being honest and self-deprecating at times. Caroline weaves in great stories from her own life with inventive ideas for ways to live your life with courage and an eye for adventure. There are also little illustrated factoids about amazing women throughout history sprinkled through the book. The illustrations are charming and witty and add an extra depth to the book that will make it a keepsake for many readers.
Images in this review
Customer image
Customer image
80 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 26, 2018
5 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 22, 2020
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 2, 2017
4 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 17, 2016
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 24, 2016
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 15, 2016
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 1, 2017
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Every girl should have this in her back pocket!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on April 4, 2019
Julie Barker
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on November 11, 2017
MRS SE HARRIS
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on September 8, 2017
Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good motivation for young teens.
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on April 22, 2016
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Cliente de Amazon
5.0 out of 5 stars Muy lindo
Reviewed in Mexico 🇲🇽 on September 19, 2020