The Tent

The Tent

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by Gary Paulsen
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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.

Editorial Reviews

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.)
From the Publisher
"A sincere and thoughtful story of spiritual growth . . . that could prompt some serious discussion."—The Bulletin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756968915
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Pages:
86
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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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