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How Angel Peterson Got His Name

Written by Gary PaulsenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Gary Paulsen


· Yearling
· Trade Paperback · Ages 8-12 years
· August 10, 2004 · $6.99 · 978-0-440-22935-3 (0-440-22935-9)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

WHEN YOU GROW up in a small town in the north woods, you have to make your own excitement. High spirits, idiocy, and showing off for the girls inspire Gary Paulsen and his friends to attempt:

• Shooting waterfalls in a barrel

• The first skateboarding

• Breaking the world record for speed on skis by being towed behind a souped-up car, and then . . . hitting gravel

• Jumping three barrels like motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel, except they only have bikes

• Wrestling . . . a bear?

Extreme sports lead to extreme fun in new tales from Gary’s boyhood.

A New York Times Bestseller


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“These episodes will not only keep young readers, of both sexes, in stitches, they’re made to order for reading aloud.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred

“The stories are fresh and lively and will especially appeal to reluctant middle-grade readers.”—School Library Journal, Starred

“This collection will likely hook adults as much as young readers.”—Publishers Weekly

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WINNER 2004 - Texas Lone Star Reading List
WINNER 2004 - ALA Best Books for Young Adults
WINNER 2004 - Kentucky Bluegrass Master List

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people. His most recent books are The Glass Café and Brian’s Hunt.


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