He is the author of more than books and has written more than magazine articles and short stories, and several plays, all primarily for teenagers. He won the Margaret Edwards Award from the American Library Association in for his lifetime contribution in writing for teens. The book, which is written in first person, begins when Paulsen was seven, living in Chicago with his mother. Paulsen described several traumatic occurrences that transpired during the three years that are chronicled by the book.
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Mar 06, Gabriel D rated it really liked it This book was overall pretty good. I liked the characters journey and how they faced all their conflicts. Oct 16, Beau rated it really liked it The main character Francis is four-teen years old. I could really connect to him with some of his thoughts and inner thinking.
Because he likes most the stuff I like to do and his maturity level is about the same as mine. Tucket is a rollicking tale of mountain men, crafty Indians, and open frontier country for hundreds of miles in any direction. Waking Francis from a sound sleep that night, he points him to a fresh horse and prescribes an escape route, if Francis can get out of camp without drawing attention and is durable enough to ride beyond range of Pawnee search parties.
Grimes after the danger is passed. The boy has much to learn from a man with the experience to survive in the Wild West. Tucket, as Mr. The mountain man trains him to hunt rabbits, antelope, and other game. He educates him in the finer points of building temporary shelter against sweltering heat or blistering cold, and how to avoid lethal encounters with Indians. Francis learns a lifetime of lessons from Mr.
Grimes into another sort of man. Does Francis want to grow up and be like his mentor, or is there a better life for him with his family in Oregon?
Tucket does a lot more showing than telling. What Francis learns from Mr. Grimes comes mostly from example rather than wise words, and the story takes this same approach with the reader. It might be a couple of days before you got a chance to eat again.
You need to store up during seasons of plenty for the periods of deprivation that are sure to come. Food, water, affection I wait with cheerful anticipation.
Our boys are a bit young 7 and 5 but they enjoyed the action and adventure. There were some great moments to teach a hard work ethic and "being tough.
Mr. Tucket (Francis Tucket Series #1)