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Feb 13, 2001
| ISBN 9780440413769
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Dec 24, 2008
| ISBN 9780307548412
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Feb 13, 2001 | ISBN 9780440413769 | Middle Grade (8-12)
Dec 24, 2008 | ISBN 9780307548412 | Middle Grade (8-12)
Gary Paulsen’s popular Western saga continues in the fourth novel about Francis Tucket.Things look grim for Francis and his adopted family, Lottie and Billy. Without horses, water, or food, they’re alone in a prairie wasteland, with the dreaded Comanchero outlaws in pursuit. Death can strike at any moment — but so can good fortune. When they stumble upon an ancient treasure, it takes teamwork, courage, and wit to hold on to it. By sticking together, Francis and his family wind up rich beyond their wildest dreams, and ready to head west to find Francis’s parents on the Oregon Trail.
Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, including three Newbery Honor books: The Winter Room, Hatchet, and Dogsong. He won the Margaret A. Edwards Award given by the American Library Association for his lifetime achievement in young adult… More about Gary Paulsen
"The invigorating story is just right for readers who like their action at a gallop." — Kirkus ReviewsPraise for the Tucket Adventures series:"Many readers will love these books for their exciting, nonstop action." — School Library Journal
author fun factsBorn: May 17 in Minneapolis, Minnesota Previous jobs: Farm hand, ranch hand, truck driver, sailor, dogsled racer, teacher, field engineer, editor, soldier, actor, director, trapper, professional archer, migrant farm worker, singerHobbies: Sailing, collecting and riding Harley Davidsons; twice ran the Iditarod, the challenging 1,000 mile dogsled race across AlaskaInspiration for writing: After a librarian gave him a book to read–along with his own library card–Gary was hooked. He began spending hours alone in the basement of his apartment building, reading one book after another.
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