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.
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. :)