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Road Trip (edition 2013)

by Gary Paulsen, Jim Paulsen

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Title:Road Trip
Authors:Gary Paulsen
Other authors:Jim Paulsen
Info:Wendy Lamb Books (2013), Hardcover, 128 pages
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Fun, fast read about Ben and his spontaneous dad. They end up on a road trip to save a dog, along with way picking up Theo, a boy from Ben's school who is in trouble, Gus a car mechanic, and Mia, a waitress who recently quit her job to join in on the adventure. All of them learn how to help one another and what they want for their own lives on this quick-paced, exciting realist fiction written by Gary Paulson and his son. ( )
  smheatherly2 | Jun 15, 2014 |
This book is fun. Paulsen makes great use of different points of view: father, son and dog! ( )
  Louisa109 | May 20, 2014 |
This short novel written by Gary Paulsen and son Jim translates perfectly into short chapters, each with a different character speaking, including Atticus the border collie. Ben, his dad and Atticus take an impromptu road trip to rescue a border collie puppy. The trip is off to a rocky start with Ben's dad revealing that he quit his job to flip houses and there wouldn't be money for hockey camp this summer so Ben invites his friend Theo whom his dad doesn't like. The truck breaks down a mere 20 miles out of town and the only vehicle available at the garage is a school bus that the mechanic owns and won't let out of his sight, so the older mechanic joins the rescue mission, too. As the bus goes on, a young waitress also joins the road trip party. Many unexpected occurences keep the story's pace quick and the reading entertaining. This 114 page book is perfect to recommend to reluctant readers and would be fun for readers ages 10 and up. ( )
  sgrame | Aug 12, 2013 |
Cute. Not much to it. I liked the bits from Atticus's perspective. ( )
  Snukes | Jun 14, 2013 |
A father and son embark on a road trip to a distant animal shelter to save a homeless border collie puppy.
  prkcs | May 7, 2013 |
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Dad and Ben haven't been getting along recently and Dad hopes a road trip to rescue a border collie will help them reconnect. But Ben is on to Dad's plan and invites  Ben's thuggish buddy, Theo. The family dog, Atticus, comes along too and the story is told by Ben and Atticus. When their truck breaks down, they commandeer an old school bus, along with its mechanic, Gus. Next, they pick up Mia, a waitress escaping a tense situation. Only sharp-eyed Atticus realizes that Theo is on the run—and someone is following them. 

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A father and son embark on a road trip to a distant animal shelter to save a homeless border collie puppy.

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