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The Tent by Gary Paulsen

The Tent

by Gary Paulsen

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This book is about a boy and his father who are on the road because they are poor. Their idea to get money is to preach the word of the Lord and offer healing and forgiveness. They share the night with two other men on the road. Once they start getting a substantial amount of money, they realize that their act of offering healing has now turned into guilt and the men are faced with the challenge deciding what to do from there.
  Molly2Faith | Feb 23, 2010 |
The Tent is a well-written story about a father and son who dream of being wealthy. The father has the idea that preaching the gospel will gain them the fame and forture they always dreamed about. But once the father and son duo started making money the father had an overwhelming about of guilt for what they were doing. To find out what was making this duo feel guilty even though they had achieved what they wanted make sure to contuine to finish reading.

This website breaks down and explains the story. This could be helpful for struggling readers who cannot follow the events of the story well.
  agwood | Feb 23, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0152058338, Paperback)

Teenage Steven and his father, Corey, take to the road with a Bible, an old army tent, and less than the best of intentions. Tired of being poor, Steven's father is certain that preaching the Word of the Lord is the easy way to fame and fortune. But just when they've got their act down pat and the money is rolling in, Steven and Corey begin to realize that what they'd originally thought of as a harmless lie is all about avarice and power and, ultimately, guilt.
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Although dismayed and embarrassed when his father takes him on the road to get rich preaching the word of God, fourteen-year-old Steven finds himself caught up in the money and the things it can buy.

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