Call Me Francis Tucket (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)by Gary Paulsen
Alone. Francis Tucket now feels more confident that he can handle almost anything. A year ago, on the wagon train, he was kidnapped from his family by a Pawnee hunting party. Then he escaped with the help of the mountain man, Mr. Grimes. Now that he and Mr. Grimes have parted ways, Francis is heading west on his Indian pony, crossing the endless prairie, trying to find his family.
After a year with Mr. Grimes, Francis has learned to live by the harsh code of the wilderness. He can cause a stampede, survive his own mistakes, and face up to desperadoes. But when he rescues a little girl and her younger brother, Francis takes on more than he bargained for.
- Turtleback Books
- Publication date:
- Francis Tucket Series , #2
- Edition description:
- THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
- Age Range:
- 10 - 14 Years
Meet the Author
Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many acclaimed books for young people, including three Newbery Honor book: The Winter Room, Hatchet, and Dogsong. His novel The Haymeadow received the Western Writers of America Golden Spur Award. His newest Delacorte Press books are Nightjohn, Mr. Tucket, and Father Water, Mother Woods: in the North Woods. He and his wife have homes in New Mexico and on Pacific.
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Do you like reading about the outdoors? Well if so, this is the book for you! “Call Me Francis Tucket” is about a boy in his mid-teens who is kidnapped by Indians in the west desert, but escapes by the help of a man named Jason Grimes, a mid-aged man who was also kidnapped by Indians. The two travel together for a few years but decide to go their separate ways. Francis is trying to find the wagon train that his family is on, but is not yet successful. While Francis is sleeping one night he is awakened by two men trying to rob him of all his belongings. But Francis isn’t ready to give up yet. He goes and follows the men and while they are sleeping he robs them to get his stuff back. He makes a so-called friend but not the kind you are probably thinking of. During his long travels he discovers more of a normal friend, but it’s not only one but two children. Their father has been struck by cholera and has left them and died alone. Francis takes the children with him but doesn’t think he can take care of both of them. He finally spots some tracks and sees a wagon train. He catches up with them to give them the children but when they find out their father had cholera, they won’t take them. He keeps trying to find someone and finally does. It is not the best place, but decides to leave them there with the couple. After he goes a way he stops and thinks about what he did. Read the rest of the story to find out what Francis does next. The setting in this story is the west in the desert. I would recommend this book to teen readers who like older stories about adventure in the desert. One adventure was when Francis found the children.
It was amazing
I was moved with sadness when Francis leaves the safety of MY hero Mr.Grimes.But the courage he shows is overwhelming.He shows no fear and hes all heart when it comes to Lottie and Billy.The Tucket Adventures are great books. I intend to read them all.I just cant seem to stop reading books by Gary Paulsen. He is a great writer.Keep up the GOOD WORK Gary.
I love the mule!!! XD
A 14 year old boy named Francis Tucket was kidnapped by a tribe of Pawnees'. Then a old one-armed trapper Mr.Grimes helps him escape. After a year, Francis decides to leave in search of his family. When he is out there on the endless prarie it gets very cold. So he uses the knowledge that Mr.Grimes has given him. Later on, he ends up saving two kids. For him it might be a little to much, since he hasn't had much of a family. Then he finds and keeps a very friendly donkey. During his "family situation" he has to fend of desperadoes. Durning this he gets lost and can't find his way.
Francis Must Survive alone. He Must Get To The Wagon Party. He must do this by his self OR so he Thought. You Must Read 'Call Me Francis Tucket' The action Packed story of a 15 year old Boy Surviving the Cruel world of 1848. He must survinve Indians, Hunger, theifs,and Stampedes
THis was a good book, although it got kinda dry at some points.