Mr. Tucket

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Random House Children's Books, Aug 31, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
86 Reviews
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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Review: Mr. Tucket (The Tucket Adventures #1)

User Review  - Hans Pruis - Goodreads

It was a pretty good book. It was a fast read. It was a fast moving book, with a lot of action. The plot was good and had a good setup for the next book. There were a few faults, though. For one thing ... Read full review

Review: Mr. Tucket (The Tucket Adventures #1)

User Review  - Catherine Gillespie - Goodreads

We stumbled upon Gary Paulsen's excellent series of frontier adventures in the course of studying westward migration, the Oregon Trail, and the California Gold Rush. We read the first book of the ... 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 14
103
Section 15
119
Section 16
127
Section 17
135
Section 18
141
Section 19
147
Section 20
153
Section 21
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 22
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Section 23
175
Section 24
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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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