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Feb 12, 2002
| ISBN 9780440415589
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Aug 31, 2011
| ISBN 9780375890055
| Middle Grade (10 and up)
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Feb 12, 2002 | ISBN 9780440415589 | Middle Grade (8-12)
Aug 31, 2011 | ISBN 9780375890055 | Middle Grade (10 and up)
Francis Tucket, Lottie and Billy have survived extraordinary, hair-raising adventures in their quest to find Francis’s family, lost when he was kidnapped from a wagon train on the Oregon Trail. Now they meet up with a British explorer, bloodthirsty soldiers, and in a tragic, heroic encounter, with Jason Grimes, the mountain man. Their way is made more treacherous still by the secret they carry, the ancient gold they discovered in a Spanish grave. In this final adventure they head home at last, and an epilogue tells what happens to them on the Oregon frontier.
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
Join Francis Tucket’s final adventure and homecoming in this rip-roaring series set in the great American West.
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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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