Mr. Tucket

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Random House Children's Books, May 9, 2000 - Frontier and pioneer life - 192 pages
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Fourteen-year-old Francis Tucket is heading west on the Oregon Trail with his family by wagon train. When he receives a rifle for his birthday, he is thrilled that he is being treated like an adult. But Francis lags behind to practice shooting and is captured by Pawnees. It will take wild horses, hostile tribes, and a mysterious one-armed mountain man named Mr. Grimes to help Francis become the man who will be called Mr. Tucket.

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User Review  - gjchauvin504 - LibraryThing

Gary Paulsen's Mr. Tucket is an exciting story of capture and escape, friendship, loyalty, and perseverance. If you love the romance of the Old West, you'll love this book. It keeps you on the edge of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A wild (i.e. unfocused, unfounded) Western that turns sanctimonious at the conclusion. Separated from his family and the Oregon-bound wagon train, fourteen-year-old Francis Alphonse Tucker is captured ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (2000)

Gary Paulsen was born on May 17, 1939 in Minnesota. He was working as a satellite technician for an aerospace firm in California when he realized he wanted to be a writer. He left his job and spent the next year in Hollywood as a magazine proofreader. His first book, Special War, was published in 1966. He has written more than 175 books for young adults including Brian's Winter, Winterkill, Harris and Me, Woodsong, Winterdance, The Transall Saga, Soldier's Heart, This Side of Wild, and Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books. Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room are Newbery Honor Books. He was the recipient of the 1997 Margaret A. Edwards Award for his lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.

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