Tucket's Travels: Francis Tucket's Adventures in the West, 1847-1849 (Books 1-5)
ISBN: 0440419670
EAN13: 9780440419679
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 9, 2003
Pages: 560
Dimensions: 1.4" H x 7.6" L x 5.2" W
Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Fourteen-year-old Francis is heading west in a wagon train on the Oregon Trail when he s kidnapped by Pawnees. His adventures during the two-year search for his family teach him how to live by the harsh code of the wilderness, and give readers an exciting panoramic vision of the West at a time of settlement and of war with Mexico. Along the way, Francis meets up with Mr. Grimes, a one-armed mountain man, and later rescues Lottie and Billy, children abandoned on the prairie. Together the three encounter bandits, soldiers, storms, eccentric travellers, and discover an ancient treasure. But the real treasure lies at the end of the trail Tucket s home.

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   Adventurous and fun
I read this book for the first time in my middle school and loved it. I was stoked when i found out there were several books and that I could buy them all in one big book. I read this book again as an adult and loved it as much as I had loved it the first time i read it. I even convinced my father to read it, and he also liked it.
   Fun read for kids and adults
He started my interest so that I peaked reading. It is 5 books in a book, as an adult they are about 2 reading sessions per book.
   Very disappointed missing chapters
Don 't buy! Great stories, but very disappointed to get near the end of the first book, only to find a chunk missing. After page 118 it skips to 151, omitting 5 chapters! The next book has the same pages inserted 151-166 after pg 14, but this book starts over again and seems to be complete. The other three seem to be complete, but we want to read the first book before finishing the other 4.
   Surprisingly touching bond between a boy and his hero
Generally speaking, I am not a fan of westerns, but I loved Tucket's travels absolutely. Though I enjoyed the adventure and historical aspects, I was most touched by the unusual and noble bond between Mr. Grimes, the one-armed mountain man and Mr. Tucket. One often does not come across this special kind of friendship in today's literature. Shane reminded me of the old classic. I am pleased that there are still people writing in this day and age not only about this theme, but also about individuality and the confidence that is gained when one is competent. What an excellent model to hold for young people today.
   with 2 boys this year who hadn't found a book they liked. They read all 5 of these books and ...
I teach 6th grade, with 2 boys this year who had not found a book they liked. These two boys are avid fishermen and hunters. The Tucket books provided something with which they could connect.
   Great read for boys!
My 9 year old son is a new fan of Gary Paulsen, having read together through the Hatchet series at bedtime. Now we are enjoying the exciting adventures of Francis Tucket on his West journey. I would recommend this book to young men of this age or older who enjoy excitement and outdoor adventures.
I LOVE ALL GARY PAULSEN BOOKS. The francis tuckets are some of my favorites because i've always wanted to go back to the western days and these books took me there.
   They've all loved reading this series
I have 4 boys, all with different tastes in literature. They all loved reading this series.
   Tucket Books 1-5 (Tucket's Travels)
As a teacher, I have found that these books are great for children in many different grades and reading levels. I have students in the 10th grade who love these books, and I also have frustrated readers in the 6th grade, who really like the Tucket series. These books are full of fun adventures that most children really enjoy!
   ¬Aaron edward blanshan
I could have started this book only, but is very sepencful so far. I would recommend this book to any body that has a sense of adventure.