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The Tent: A Parable in One Sitting
     

The Tent: A Parable in One Sitting

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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

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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 power and, ultimately, guilt.

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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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606109529
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
11/01/1996
Edition description:
REPRINT
Age Range:
12 - 17 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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The Tent: A Parable in One Sitting 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JVsoccerplayer More than 1 year ago
A boy, Steven, and his father, Corey, wanted to preach. They got into preaching and thought they were gunna be rich and famous. Well Steven was a distrustful kid and did not think his father was going to fallow through. They went down to Castle, Texas. On their way down they slept in a tent. Once they arrived they had their first meeting. After the meeting they started preaching but they didnt know anything. Steven thought it was lying and stealing because they didnt know anything, but his father said that they were learning something. Steven did not like the idea at first until he realized their were getting money. Then they started to save money and become wealthier then they were. Before you knew it they were just getting wealthier and wealthier. Steven and Corey both became happy with their lives.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book sucked so bad that i threw up after i read it there was no point to it . it sucked