Mr. Tucket Book Summary and Study Guide

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    Francis Tucket is a 14 year old boy traveling with his family by wagon to Oregon. On his birthday, he gets a rifle as a present, and stays behind the wagon for target practice. As a result, he is left behind. Suddenly he is set upon by a hunting party of Pawnees, and taken in as a 'son' by an old Pawnee woman.
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    Trying to settle into his new life, he recognizes a white man among the Pawnees one day. He is quickly hidden away, and the man, Jason Grimes, rescues him during the night. Francis is thrown a chaotic life of riding war ponies, escaping unfriendly Natives, and learning to live in the west. With the help of the one armed Jason Grimes, he lives up to being called Mr. Tucket.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Western    -   Yes Story primarily about    -   fighting Injuns

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Prairie?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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