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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409026013
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

How Angel Peterson Got His Name


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Gary Paulsen's hilarious recollections of the terrifying stunts of his childhood friends in 1950s America- the original extreme sports!

A completely absorbing collection of memories about the exploits of a thirteen year-old Gary Paulsen and his friends, detailing their quest for fun and excitement. His friend Carl Peterson attempts to break the land-speed record on skis waxed with paraffin, being towed along behind a car- and comes out of the experience alive but with a new name! Other stunts include hitching behind cars on home made skateboards, taking to the air on a giant kite, wrestling bears at the carnival to impress girls and travelling over a waterfall in a barrel. This book should definitely have a Don't Try This At Home warning!

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409026013
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

About the Author

Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen grew up in the Philippines and has worked as a sailor, archer, trapper, singer, actor and carnival worker, amongst others. He is the author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, and has won the prestigious Newbery Honor Award three times, for his books The Winter Room, Hatchet and Dogsong. He lives in New Mexico and on a boat in the Pacific, with his wife, the painter Ruth Wright Paulsen.

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Praise for How Angel Peterson Got His Name

“It is plain amazing to me that boys live to grow up to be men”

Young Adult and Kids Book Centre

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

Publisher's Weekly


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