How Angel Peterson Got His Name

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Random House Children's Books, Dec 30, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 128 pages
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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.

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One of the truly great humorous short story books ever. And he lived it all. Read full review

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I just got done reading the book How Angel Peterson Got His Name By: Gary Paulsen. This book is about a 13 year old boy named Carl and he did a lot sorts of crazy things. One of the crazy things he ... Read full review

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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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