Francis Tucket is the protagonist in a series of YA western novels by Gary Paulsen. The series is about Francis Tucket, who meets a mountain man named Mr. Grimes, who shows him how to survive, live and thrive in the wild.


Gary Paulsen is an American author of young adult and children’s books, including adventure, western, coming-of-age, non-fiction and more. He is a prolific author with over 200 books in print, plus 200 short stories and magazine articles and many plays. A common theme to his work is the wilderness and survivalist tactics. Some of his […]