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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Mr. Tucket is about a 14 year old boy named Fransis who has beeen captured by Indians until a strange, One-armed mane named Mr. Grimes comes and rescues him. They go on a wild journey before Fransis becomes the name of Mr. Tucket.

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I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!!! It had great details like what shotgun he got, about the train and lots of other stuff I just love all Gary Paulsen books. :)


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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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