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.

A New York Times Bestseller

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User Review  - Lindsay - Goodreads

A cleverly told memoir about boys getting into some of the craziest mischief I've ever heard. I can't tell how much of it is exaggerated and how much of it is gospel truth, but Gary Paulson is such a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew Weir - Goodreads

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