Fourteen-year-old Francis Tucket is heading west on the Oregon Trail with his family by wagon train. When he receives a rifle for his birthday, he is thrilled that he is being treated like an adult. But Francis lags behind to practice shooting and is captured by Pawnees. It will take wild horses, hostile tribes, and a mysterious one-armed mountain man named Mr. Grimes to help Francis become the man who will be called Mr. Tucket.---from the publisher
192 pages 978-0440411338 Ages 9-13
Keywords: historical fiction, journey, westward expansion, American history, Native Americans, growing up, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, part of a series
Editor's note: The book Tucket's Travels includes all 5 of the Francis Tucket books.