The Tent

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Teenage Steven and his father, Corey, take to the road with a Bible, an old army tent, and less than the best of intentions. Tired of being poor, Steven's father is certain that preaching the Word of the Lord is the easy way to fame and fortune. But just when they've got their act down pat and the money is rolling in, Steven and Corey begin to realize that what they'd originally thought of as a harmless lie is all about avarice and ...
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Overview


Teenage Steven and his father, Corey, take to the road with a Bible, an old army tent, and less than the best of intentions. Tired of being poor, Steven's father is certain that preaching the Word of the Lord is the easy way to fame and fortune. But just when they've got their act down pat and the money is rolling in, Steven and Corey begin to realize that what they'd originally thought of as a harmless lie is all about avarice and power and, ultimately, guilt.
    
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Although dismayed and embarrassed when his father takes him on the road to get rich preaching the word of God, fourteen-year-old Steven finds himself caught up in the money and the things it can buy.

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"A sincere and thoughtful story of spiritual growth . . . that could prompt some serious discussion."--The Bulletin
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
PW praised the pacing and settings of this tale of father and son scammers posing as preachers, but found that "the symbolism and message are trumpeted too loudly, drowning out attempts to create lifelike complexity in either the characters or their situation." Ages 12-up. (Nov.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152058333
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 11/1/2006
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 802,645
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.40 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

GARY PAULSEN has written nearly two hundred books for young people, including the Newbery Honor Books Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room. He divides his time between a home in New Mexico and a boat on the Pacific Ocean.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Coolness

    This book was really cool! To me it was amazing. Just saying- it is a good read. I hope that you will read it and enjoy it very much (-;

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    The tentacle monster

    It creeps closer to jenn.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Jenn

    Waits.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2005

    This Book sucks ass

    this book sucked so bad that i threw up after i read it there was no point to it . it sucked

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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