How Angel Peterson Got His Name (Google eBook)

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Random House Children's Books, Dec 30, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 128 pages
110 Reviews
WHEN YOU GROW up in a small town in the north woods, you have to make your own excitement. High spirits, idiocy, and showing off for the girls inspire Gary Paulsen and his friends to attempt:

• Shooting waterfalls in a barrel

• The first skateboarding

• Breaking the world record for speed on skis by being towed behind a souped-up car, and then . . . hitting gravel

• Jumping three barrels like motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel, except they only have bikes

• Wrestling . . . a bear?

Extreme sports lead to extreme fun in new tales from Gary’s boyhood.

A New York Times Bestseller

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User Review  - Zach Tork - Goodreads

This book is hilarious and has some of the best childhood stories ever read. It is definitely a break from Paulsen's regular genre. It is a funny book and a good short read. Read full review

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User Review  - Cory Thompson - Goodreads

I have rarely laughed as hard as I did while reading this book. I also winced a fair bit as I can identify WAY too much with so much of it. I have recommended it time and time again, especially to ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people. His most recent books are The Glass Café and Brian’s Hunt.

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