Mr. Tucket (Francis Tucket Series #1)

Mr. Tucket (Francis Tucket Series #1)

by Gary Paulsen

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ISBN-13: 9780440411338
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 11/28/1995
Series: Francis Tucket Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 111,230
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.49(d)
Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, including three Newbery Honor books: The Winter Room, Hatchet, and Dogsong. His novel The Haymeadow received the Western Writers of America Golden Spur Award. Among his most recent novels are Soldier's Heart and The Transall Saga. He and his wife, the painter Ruth Wright Paulsen, have homes in New Mexico and on the Pacific Ocean.

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Mr. Tucket (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love this book so much!!!! Very interesting i couldnt put it down it was so good recomend it all ages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great book for 2'nd grade and up. It was so good that I did not want to stop reading it. I have only read a little bit so far but I just want to keep reading it over and over. I was never really into books until I saw Gary Paulsen's books. The cover did not interest me until I started reading the inside. Also there are tons of details. The book starts out as a boy named Francis Tucket who gets a rifle for his birthday but when he was practice shooting it he gets kid napped by Indians. Francis finds that one of the warriors took his gun. Francis needs to try to escape without them finding him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr.Tucket (Francis)is about a kid who gets kidnapped by Indians and after living with them for a while gets rescued by a guy who looks like a mountain man (Mr. Grimes) .Francis and Mr. grime start to head toward Organ because that¿s where his family is. They ride many nits and day and stop and visit Mr. Grime¿s friends. During the river they stay in a valley along a bunch of beaver ponds and they trap beaver, to find out more about this book you can read it. I like how Mr. Tucket and Mr. Grimes are always riding and they don¿t stop for nothing not even food they just plan to stop somewhere and don¿t stop in till they get there. I also like how Mr. Grimes pushes Mr. Tucket as hard as he can to try to turn Mr. Tucket into a man. I don¿t like how when Mr. Grimes is talking to the Indians he had to tell Mr. Tucket what they said and if it has to do with Mr.Tucket he has to tell the Indians what Mr.Tucket said. This book is part of the Tucket series written by Gary Paulsen. Mr.Tucket is the first books in the sires followed by call me Francis Tucket , and then Tucket ride. This book reminds me of westerns. It reminds me of westerns because in the book they always ride on horses and are always wearing fur coats and clothing like in westerns and they go through towns and they are always fighting lie in westerns. Anyone who likes hunting, trapping, riding horses, fighting, and the out doors would like this book.
kirkonly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: A boy, by the name of Francis Tucket, is on the Oregon Trail with his family. When he receives a rifle for his birthday he falls behind the wagon train while shooting it and is captured by Pawnees. He is rescued by a mountain man named Mr. Grimes. Through Mr. Grimes Francis learns how to ride a horse, shoot, a gun, and becomes Mr. Tucket.SR: This book is very entertaining. I brought me back to the western days and the Oregon Trial. The book had sadness, happiness, and suspense in it. It also showed you what three different Indian Tribes acted like. Highly Recommended.TR: Mr. Tucket is a fun and exciting book. This book takes the reader back in time and shows them what living with a mountain man (trapper) is like. The book shows the reader about ¿tough love¿, perseverance, and shows the reader good morals.
JenniferHauschildt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Francis Tucket and his family were on a wagon train to Oregon. Francis got kidnapped by indians, then he was rescued by a mountain man. The mountain man and Frances worked together catching beavers. The mountain man taught Frances a lot, but at the end of the story they parted ways and Frances went with a new wagon train to try to find his parents.Personal ReactionI usually don't care for historical fiction or westerns, but this story was a page turner. This would be a good book to introduce children to western novels. The main character, Frances Tucket, is 14, so children will be able to relate to him. I thought it was a little unrealistic how hard this boy worked though and without complaining!Classroom Extensions-I would use this as a small group book during a history unit about the Oregon Trail. Each group would read a different Gary Paulsen story, then the whole class can share what they read and compare the stories.- I could use this as a whole class book. I could read it to the class, then assign each child to read a chapter and write a summary and draw a picture. Then the children could present the story in order.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool book you should tots read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even as a class read i loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yea nobody likes a partypooper so be a butt mr.tucket rocks
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Great book ages 10-14
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Great book
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Awsome
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I loved every sicngle one of these books. They are an easy read and very interesting. I wish there were morr books like these.
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Francis Tucket, who is 14, heads west on the Oregon Trail. He is with his family and on a wagon train. While on the trail Francis gets a rifle for his birthday. He is so excited because he is being treated like an adult. When he gets his gun he falls behind to shoot it. It will take wild horses, hostile tribes, and mysterious one armed mountain man named Mr. Grimes to help Francis become the man who will be called Mr. Tucket. That is how he gets his name Mr. Tucket.
Guest More than 1 year ago
mr. tucket is an incredible story it is easy to picture what is happening it is just an breath taking book to read you are always on the egde of your seat
Guest More than 1 year ago
'From now on, he thought, if that man says up is down and day is night, I'll believe him. Anybody who can make a shot like that, timing it to go off at the same time as another rifle, and hit a running antelope at two-no, three hundred yards, can't be wrong.' That was a quote from Mr. Tucket that told of Mr. Grimes,a one-armed mountain man, who shot a running antelope at three hundred yards. This is what happened, Mr Grimes told Francis Tucket to go down a cliff to shoot a antelope, and that's when Francis shot the antelope. Well, that's what Fancis thought he had done, this is what really happened, Francis had missed when he shot at the antelope, but Mr. Grimes, from three hundreds yards away, shot the antelope between the eyes right when Francis shot his rifle. In this book Francis is left behind his wagon train to Oregon while he was practicing with the new rifle he got for his birthday. While he was practicing he got so carried away that he didn't pay attention to the Pawnees that took him prisoner at their camp. While he was there, he was treated like dirt. Every time a Pawnee passed him he was either spit on or kicked. That was until a one-armed mountain man named, Mr. Grimes, showed up and both of them escaped the Pawnee camp.After that Francis and Mr. Grimes go on many exciting adventures, and try to survive dangerous indians, winter, and starvation. I liked this book because it made you want to keep reading and reading. The author, Gary Paulsen, wrote so much suspense in each ending of the chapters that you wanted to find whats next.He also kept the story fresh and not boring by going on and on about the same thing for so long. The best part was that he had a lat of surprises in his book. I would like to reccomend this book to anybody who likes adventure, suspense, and suprises all mixed into one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the greatest book I ever read in my whole life. You can always see a picture in your head about what is going on. I would definitely would recomend this book to readers who like books with adventure.