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Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

The third book in the series that began with Mr. Tucket finds Francis and his adopted family on the Oregon Trail and in the Mexican War. Ages 10-up.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From School Library Journal

Grade 4-6. Paulsen's saga of the (often) lone boy on the American frontier in the 1840s continues here at a breakneck pace. It is now two years after Francis was abducted by the Wicked Pawnee and then saved by the Wily Mountain Man Jason Grimes in Mr. Tucket (Delacorte, 1994). He and the two orphans he picked up in Call Me Francis Tucket (Delacorte, 1995) are now trying to get to Oregon via Mexico and accidentally get tangled with armies pursuing the Mexican War. No sooner does Francis escape execution for killing a soldier than the three youngsters fall into the hands of the dreaded Comancheros. No disaster lasts long for Francis, though. Grimes, his savior from the first book, suddenly appears out of nowhere and saves him again with the same plot device. (Hey, it worked the first time.) Readers leave Francis and the two orphans hiding from their vengeful pursuers. What happens then? Wait for the next book. Chapters consist of three or four short pages with cliffhanger endings. Characters and scenes change almost from page to page. People are introduced with a line or two of explanation only to disappear a few paragraphs later. As a result, character development is necessarily sacrificed and stereotypes abound. Many readers will love these books for their exciting, nonstop action. Classroom use for social studies, however, would require careful and critical analysis by teachers and students.?Ruth Semrau, formerly at Lovejoy School, Allen, TX
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Series: Tucket Adventures
  • Library Binding: 86 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439521573
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439521571
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,992,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Gary Paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young readers. He has written more than one hundred book for adults and young readers, and is the author of three Newberry Honor titles: Dogsong, Hatchet, and The Winter Room. He divides his time among Alaska, New Mexico, Minnesota, and the Pacific.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 2, 2005
Format: Paperback
"Tucket's Ride", by Gary Paulsen is a good book. It has action and adventure emotion, and romance. One part of the story when Tucket takes aim with his rifle , but everyone else has there guns pointed at him and they all fired at the same time. If you like action books, than "Tucket's Ride" is the book for you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Goad on January 9, 2007
Format: Paperback
My son loves to read all of the Tucket series books. This book is a great value because it includes 5 books in one. My son does not put reading on the top of his favorite thing to do however the Tucket series has caught his interest. I recommend this book to anyone with a elementary age boy.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 19, 2004
Format: Paperback
The book that I am reading is called Tuckets Ride. It is the second book in the series. It is about a fifteen year-old boy named Tucket that travels with two orphans across the west. The three have had many scary experiences in there journey like being kidnapped by outlaws and others and always seem to escape.
This is a great book by Gary Paulsen. He describes the places they are at, the weather and the looks of things really well. He makes it easy to picture these things. This book is full of adventure and surprises. This book made me want to read it more since I am about his age. It is a good book to me because as I mentioned about my age and going through stuff, like kidnapping, that other people my age go through.
During the whole book it is kind of like a history lesson because Paulsen gives information about the Wild West.
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By Sam Sprik on February 10, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
it took about two seconds to read but is my favorite book out of the tucket series by far.
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By Kindle Customer on February 6, 2014
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these books get.better and better every time I read . one if you read this review and you don't have the book get it
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By Susan A. Hollister on February 20, 2013
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I recommend that you read this book because it is the best book ever. It's filled with a lot of action and excitement. I can't wait to read the next book.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 25, 2005
Format: Paperback
Tucket's Ride is about a 15 year old boy named Francis Tucket who's on a western adventure to find his parents. In Mr.Tucket,Francis gets a rifle for his fourteenth birhday. He drops back to practice shooting when he gets kidnapped by Pawnee indians.He goes to the indian camping grounds and gets rescued by a western man named Mr.Jason Grimes. He is one-armed man who teaches Francis to live by the way of the wilderness. After all that, Francis and Grimes part ways.On Call Me Francis Tucket, he saves 2 kids from dying.Their father died from a sickess called Chorela. Francis takes the two kids with him on his journey to find his parents on the Oregon Trail.

I really liked Tucket's Ride because it's so exciting and a really good book. I think that every good book should be read and reviewed.So I think you should pick up a copy of Tucket's Ride and get to reading.
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