Gary Paulsen’s slapstick tales capture the “wonderful madness” of growing up in a small town in northern Minnesota, when high spirits, showing off for girls, and general idiocy led Gary and his pals to attempt some amazing stunts, including: · Shooting a waterfall in a barrel · Breaking the world speed record on skis · Hang gliding with an army surplus target kite · Inventing the skateboard · Jumping a bike through a hoop of fire · Wrestling―with a bear? Wacky, daring, just plain nuts―extreme sports lead to extreme fun in new stories from Gary’s boyhood.
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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 ? Jumping three barrels like motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel?except they only have bikes ? Hangliding with an Army surplus target kite ? Bungee jumping ? Wrestling . . . a bear?
Extreme sports lead to extreme fun in new tales from Gary?s boyhood.
Three-time Newbery-winning author Gary Paulsen, hailed as "one of the best-loved writers alive" by the New York Times, divides his time between his ranch in New Mexico, a sailboat on the Pacific Ocean, and his dog-kennel in Alaska. He's written over 200 books for young people, stories that have been embraced by readers of all ages.
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