The Tucket Adventures

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 188 ratings

Mr. Tucket Publisher's Summary

It is 1848, and Francis Tucket is heading west on the Oregon Trail with his family. Yesterday he celebrated his 14th birthday on the tailgate of a Conestoga wagon in the foothills of the Rockies. Today, he is going to practice with his new birthday present, a Lancaster rifle. Falling far behind the wagon train, Francis loses sight of his family and is kidnapped by Pawnee Indians. Saved by a one-armed mountain man named Mr. Grimes, Francis takes off with his rescuer on a wild adventure peopled by actual historical characters, including Jim Bowie, and set against an historically-accurate background of the Old West.

©1994 Gary Paulsen (P)1994 Recorded Books
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  • Book 1

    • Mr. Tucket

    • The Tucket Adventures, Book 1
    • By: Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated by: John Randolph Jones
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    It is 1848, and Francis Tucket is heading west on the Oregon Trail with his family. Yesterday he celebrated his 14th birthday on the tailgate of a Conestoga wagon in the foothills of the Rockies. Today, he is going to practice with his new birthday present, a Lancaster rifle. Falling far behind the wagon train, Francis loses sight of his family and is kidnapped by Pawnee Indians.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Boy coming-of-age on the frontier

    • By Trish on 11-17-16

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 2

    • Call Me Francis Tucket

    • The Tucket Adventures, Book 2
    • By: Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated by: John Randolph Jones
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    In 1848, fourteen-year-old Francis Tucket was kidnapped from an Oregon-bound wagon train by a Pawnee hunting party. But a one-armed mountain man named Mr. Grimes quickly rescued him and hid him from the hostile tribe. After a year in the mountain wilderness with Mr. Grimes, Francis decides to strike out on his own—to follow the dangerous trail to Oregon and find his family. Francis thinks he can handle just about anything—buffalo stampedes, gun-toting outlaws, and even the constant threat of tribal attacks.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Suprised

    • By Tobyblack on 11-27-17

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • Tucket's Ride

    • By: Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated by: John Randolph Jones
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19

    Francis Tucket’s life has been exciting ever since his family headed to Oregon in a wagon train. First he was kidnapped by Pawnee Indians. Then Mr. Grimes, a one-armed mountain, man rescued him and taught him wilderness survival skills. Later when Francis set off alone to find his parents on the Oregon Trail, he ended up rescuing two young children stranded in the barren land.

    Regular price: $9.09

  • Book 4

    • Tucket's Gold

    • By: Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated by: John Randolph Jones
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    In 1848, Francis Tucket was stolen from his family while they were travelling west along the Oregon Trail. After his escape, he spent a year learning the ways of the land from a one-armed mountain man. Trying to catch up with his family again, Francis found two stranded children, Lottie and Billy. Together, they're facing the dangers of the old West while making their way to Oregon.

    Regular price: $9.09

  • Book 5

    • Tucket's Home

    • By: Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated by: John Randolph Jones
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    Fifteen-year-old Francis Tucket has been searching for his parents ever since Pawnees kidnapped him from their wagon train on the Oregon Trail. He owes his survival to a one-armed mountain man, Jason Grimes, who came to his rescue. Now Francis owes his life to the mountain man once again. Unfortunately, it's a debt he'll never be able to repay. Grimes is killed defending Francis and his young friends, Lottie and Billy, from a band of marauding robbers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story telling

    • By Julio C Moreira on 09-09-15

    Regular price: $9.09