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How Angel Peterson Got His Name and Other Outrageous Tales about Extreme Sports

Gary Paulsen

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ISBN 10: 075693110X / ISBN 13: 9780756931100
Published by Perfection Learning, 2004
Used Condition: Good
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Title: How Angel Peterson Got His Name and Other ...

Publisher: Perfection Learning

Publication Date: 2004

Book Condition:Good

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Readers will be drawn to the term 'extreme sports' but the story is more accurately one generation's version of homemade fun in the days following the Korean War when 'radio was king' and the great outdoors served as the playground.

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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.
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