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Tucket's Ride [School & Library Binding]

Gary Paulsen
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April 1 1998 Tucket Adventures (Pb) (Book 3)
On Francis Tucket's fourteenth birthday he is given a rifle - he never dreamt he'd be needing it so soon ... The compelling second volume in a coming-of-age story from a master storyteller.
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From Publishers Weekly

The third book in the series that began with Mr. Tucket finds Francis and his adopted family on the Oregon Trail and in the Mexican War. Ages 10-up.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From School Library Journal

Grade 4-6. Paulsen's saga of the (often) lone boy on the American frontier in the 1840s continues here at a breakneck pace. It is now two years after Francis was abducted by the Wicked Pawnee and then saved by the Wily Mountain Man Jason Grimes in Mr. Tucket (Delacorte, 1994). He and the two orphans he picked up in Call Me Francis Tucket (Delacorte, 1995) are now trying to get to Oregon via Mexico and accidentally get tangled with armies pursuing the Mexican War. No sooner does Francis escape execution for killing a soldier than the three youngsters fall into the hands of the dreaded Comancheros. No disaster lasts long for Francis, though. Grimes, his savior from the first book, suddenly appears out of nowhere and saves him again with the same plot device. (Hey, it worked the first time.) Readers leave Francis and the two orphans hiding from their vengeful pursuers. What happens then? Wait for the next book. Chapters consist of three or four short pages with cliffhanger endings. Characters and scenes change almost from page to page. People are introduced with a line or two of explanation only to disappear a few paragraphs later. As a result, character development is necessarily sacrificed and stereotypes abound. Many readers will love these books for their exciting, nonstop action. Classroom use for social studies, however, would require careful and critical analysis by teachers and students.?Ruth Semrau, formerly at Lovejoy School, Allen, TX
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Tuckets Ride April 19 2004
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Format:Paperback
The book that I am reading is called Tuckets Ride. It is the second book in the series. It is about a fifteen year-old boy named Tucket that travels with two orphans across the west. The three have had many scary experiences in there journey like being kidnapped by outlaws and others and always seem to escape.
This is a great book by Gary Paulsen. He describes the places they are at, the weather and the looks of things really well. He makes it easy to picture these things. This book is full of adventure and surprises. This book made me want to read it more since I am about his age. It is a good book to me because as I mentioned about my age and going through stuff, like kidnapping, that other people my age go through.
During the whole book it is kind of like a history lesson because Paulsen gives information about the Wild West.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Review of Tucket's Ride, by Gary Paulson May 30 2000
Format:Hardcover
This book is about Tucket, a fifteen-year-old boy, who is traveling across the Wild West with two orphans, in search of his parents. The three young people encounter a variety of life threatening experiences, such as being kidnapped by a band of Comancheros, outlaws with sympathy for no one. This book features many qualities valuable to the young reader. First, it is filled with suspenseful adventure. It gives detailed accounts of the frightening situations the children get into, and how they always miraculously escape. The story is also exciting because it describes the challenging conditions in which the children live. Paulson explains the landscape, weather, and people exceptionally well, giving the reader a vivid picture of the surroundings. In addition, the author writes about how the children survive, including the way they eat, travel, and defend themselves. They try to be prepared for every unexpected event, especially one that may threaten their lives. In this book, Paulson strongly addresses the universal human concern of survival. He gives the reader a detailed account of the life and death situations with which the children are faced. They are physically abused and generally maltreated by the Comancheros. They are forced to draw upon their every strength in order to endure the conditions. Paulson's focus on the universal human concern of survival is valuable to young readers for several reasons. First, it is important because it teaches children about the way people lived in history, and that not everyone had Nickelodeon and McDonald's! During the time this story took place, people had to live off the land and deal with great hardships due to weather and disease. These are aspects of our environment that we can now have some control over. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tucket's Ride Dec 12 2000
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Format:Paperback
It was an easy book to read. It kept my attention and I read it in 3 hours.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for boys to read Jan. 9 2007
By L. Goad - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
My son loves to read all of the Tucket series books. This book is a great value because it includes 5 books in one. My son does not put reading on the top of his favorite thing to do however the Tucket series has caught his interest. I recommend this book to anyone with a elementary age boy.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Tucket's Ride Dec 2 2005
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
"Tucket's Ride", by Gary Paulsen is a good book. It has action and adventure emotion, and romance. One part of the story when Tucket takes aim with his rifle , but everyone else has there guns pointed at him and they all fired at the same time. If you like action books, than "Tucket's Ride" is the book for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tuckets Ride April 19 2004
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The book that I am reading is called Tuckets Ride. It is the second book in the series. It is about a fifteen year-old boy named Tucket that travels with two orphans across the west. The three have had many scary experiences in there journey like being kidnapped by outlaws and others and always seem to escape.
This is a great book by Gary Paulsen. He describes the places they are at, the weather and the looks of things really well. He makes it easy to picture these things. This book is full of adventure and surprises. This book made me want to read it more since I am about his age. It is a good book to me because as I mentioned about my age and going through stuff, like kidnapping, that other people my age go through.
During the whole book it is kind of like a history lesson because Paulsen gives information about the Wild West.
5.0 out of 5 stars BACON Feb. 10 2014
By Sam Sprik - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
it took about two seconds to read but is my favorite book out of the tucket series by far.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book Feb. 6 2014
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
these books get.better and better every time I read . one if you read this review and you don't have the book get it
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