|Plot Summary of Mr. Tucket|
|" 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.
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. "
Mai Tsuji, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Mr. Tucket|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
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:
- 18th century
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Story primarily about
- fighting Injuns
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
- 8 or more
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog