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Publisher Comments:

Neglected by his parents, fourteen-year-old Terry Anders is used to taking care of things on his own. He even manages to assemble a car kit by himself. When the car is finished, Terry sets off from Cleveland to Portland in search of an uncle he barely remembers. Along the way, he is joined by a wise Vietnam vet who turns his journey into an adventure in learning.
    
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Synopsis:

In his inimitable style, award-winning storyteller Gary Paulsen guides young readers on a journey to new and unexpected frontiers. Orphaned 14-year-old Terry Anders builds a car from a kit and embarks on a cross-country journey. He befriends a 45-year-old Vietnam vet who opens his eyes and his mind to the limitless possibilities of life.

Synopsis:

A modern day Huck Finn story by a master of teen fiction

Synopsis:

Fourteen-year-old Terry Anders is a 1990s Huck Finn, with parents as neglectful as Pap. Like Huck, he escapes, not on a raft but by constructing a kit car. Besides evoking a type of independence and tough-mindedness that will appeal to teens, this provocative novel introduces and explores some interesting philosophies of life while stressing the value of learning from experience.--Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Fourteen-year-old Terry Anders is a 1990s Huck Finn, with parents as neglectful as Pap. Like Huck, he escapes, not on a raft but by constructing a kit car. “Besides evoking a type of independence and tough-mindedness that will appeal to teens, this provocative novel introduces and explores some interesting philosophies of life while stressing the value of learning from experience.”--Publishers Weekly

About the Author

GARY PAULSEN has written nearly two hundred books for young people, including the Newbery Honor Books Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room. He divides his time between a home in New Mexico and a boat on the Pacific Ocean.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152928780
Author:
Paulsen, Gary
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Automobiles
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Fiction.
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
19940330
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7 to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 12

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The Car
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Product details 192 pages Harcourt Children's Books - English 9780152928780 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In his inimitable style, award-winning storyteller Gary Paulsen guides young readers on a journey to new and unexpected frontiers. Orphaned 14-year-old Terry Anders builds a car from a kit and embarks on a cross-country journey. He befriends a 45-year-old Vietnam vet who opens his eyes and his mind to the limitless possibilities of life.
"Synopsis" by ,
A modern day Huck Finn story by a master of teen fiction

"Synopsis" by , Fourteen-year-old Terry Anders is a 1990s Huck Finn, with parents as neglectful as Pap. Like Huck, he escapes, not on a raft but by constructing a kit car. Besides evoking a type of independence and tough-mindedness that will appeal to teens, this provocative novel introduces and explores some interesting philosophies of life while stressing the value of learning from experience.--Publishers Weekly
"Synopsis" by ,
Fourteen-year-old Terry Anders is a 1990s Huck Finn, with parents as neglectful as Pap. Like Huck, he escapes, not on a raft but by constructing a kit car. “Besides evoking a type of independence and tough-mindedness that will appeal to teens, this provocative novel introduces and explores some interesting philosophies of life while stressing the value of learning from experience.”--Publishers Weekly

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