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Monday, October 12, 2009

Mr. Tucket...Review by the Boy

About the book:
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 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.

Another review from E, my avid 11-year old reader. He dictated it so, for the most part, these are his words.

Francis Tucket and his family are traveling on the Oregon Trail, with a wagon train, to their new home in Oregon. Francis' father gives him a Lancaster rifle for his birthday. Francis goes out to shoot, when he gets captured by Pawnee Indians. The Indians take him to their camp. An old Indian woman makes Francis her slave.

A trader named Mr. Grimes comes to the camp and helps Francis escape. Francis decides to go on an adventure with Mr. Grimes. Mr. Grimes teaches Francis how to survive in the wilderness and how to trap beavers.

The book is exciting and interesting. It's not scary but there is never a dull moment. This is the first book in a 5 book series about Francis Tucket.
Personal copy.

1 comment:

  1. Nice review, E! The book sounds adventurous. My son used to gobble up Gary Paulsen's books.

    Holly, the book arrived safely. Thank you so much!!!