Mr. Tucket

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Random House Children's Books, Aug 31, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 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

MR. TUCKET

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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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
17
Section 4
23
Section 5
29
Section 6
33
Section 7
39
Section 8
47
Section 13
103
Section 14
119
Section 15
127
Section 16
135
Section 17
141
Section 18
147
Section 19
153
Section 20
161

Section 9
55
Section 10
69
Section 11
75
Section 12
97
Section 21
169
Section 22
179
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About the author (2011)

Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, including three Newbery Honor books: The Winter Room, Hatchet, and Dogsong. His novel The Haymeadow received the Western Writers of America Golden Spur Award. Among his most recent novels are Soldier's Heart and The Transall Saga. He and his wife, the painter Ruth Wright Paulsen, have homes in New Mexico and on the Pacific Ocean.


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