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Kelley P. reviewed Tucket's Travels : Francis Tucket's Adventures in the West, 1847-1849 (Books 1-5) (Francis Tucket Books) on + 23 more book reviews
Fourteen-year-old Francis is heading west in a wagon train on the Oregon Trail when hes kidnapped by Pawnees. His adventures during the two-year search for his family teach him how to live by the harsh code of the wilderness, and give readers an exciting panoramic vision of the West at a time of settlement and of war with Mexico. Along the way, Francis meets up with Mr. Grimes, a one-armed mountain man, and later rescues Lottie and Billy, children abandoned on the prairie. Together the three encounter bandits, soldiers, storms, eccentric travellers, and discover an ancient treasure. But the real treasure lies at the end of the trailTuckets home.
Georgene J. reviewed Tucket's Travels : Francis Tucket's Adventures in the West, 1847-1849 (Books 1-5) (Francis Tucket Books) on + 8 more book reviews
Wonderful book for kids! My kids are 9, 11, and 13 and were completely enthralled with Francis Tucket's adventures. They were very disappointed when the series was finished. Not because they were unhappy with the ending but because they couldn't get enough. If you have kids that like adventure, don't miss this great series. Gary Paulsen is a great writer for this age group. I also enjoyed it very much as I read it with the kids.
Excellent book - 5 books in 1. My boys loved it. It is about the west during the Oregon Trail time period. Paulsen draws you into the time period with adventures of every character you might fancy upon during your journey across the west.
One book does open with an attempted rape scene. You may want to skip part of that if you are reading aloud to young children. Also many people are killed, as one might expect during this time period. Of course, the main character lives.