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Mr. Tucket (Francis Tucket Books) by Gary…

Mr. Tucket (Francis Tucket Books) (edition 1994)

by Gary Paulsen (Author)

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Title:Mr. Tucket (Francis Tucket Books)
Authors:Gary Paulsen (Author)
Info:Delacorte Books for Young Readers (1994), Edition: Rev Sub, 176 pages
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Mr. Tucket by Gary Paulsen


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It is 1848 and 14-year-old Francis Tucket is heading west on the Oregon Trail. When he lags behind to practice shooting his new rifle, he is captured by Pawnees. It will take wild horses, hostile tribes, and a mysterious one-armed man to help Francis come of age and survive the gritty frontier.
  JESGalway | Apr 25, 2018 |
Mr. Tucket is the story of Francis Alphonse Tucket, who is traveling on the Oregon Trail with his family. Due to a shiny new rifle for his birthday, he gets separated from the wagon train and kidnapped by a Pawnee raiding party led by Braid. After some brutal treatment by the tribe, he is unexpectedly aided in escaping by a trapper named Mr. Grimes. Through their adventures in trying to head west to find his family, Francis become 'Mr. Tucket', both is name and maturity. This is the first in a 5-book series, each taking Francis closer to Oregon and the hope that his family will be safely there waiting for him. ( )
  TomasJ | Jul 19, 2016 |
Old Children's Book. Liked it as a kid, but haven't read it in years. ( )
  odinblindeye | Apr 2, 2013 |
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 your seat, and you can't stop turning the pages. This book also taught me many things about the Old West that I did not know about. I would defiantly read this book to my students because I think it is very imporrtant to teach them about the Oregon Trail and the Old West and this book does it. ( )
  gjchauvin504 | Nov 15, 2012 |
This book is good because it makes you want to read more and while you are reading the book you can always imagine what it would be like to do what he did and go through all of that pain well that is what i did so if you want an intereting book then this is your book ( )
  TigerLove | Aug 23, 2011 |
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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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In 1848, while on a wagon train headed for Oregon, fourteen-year-old Francis Tucket is kidnapped by Pawnee Indians and then falls in with a one-armed trapper who teaches him how to live in the wild.

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