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The Fourteenth Summer

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When John is asked to spend the summer alone up in the haymeadow, everything changes. Alone that is, except for 6,000 sheep in his care, two horses, four dogs, a visiting grizzly bear and a pack of coyotes.

This is a survival story with a difference. A young man spends his fourteenth summer living through one catastrophe after another. In the process he learns all about th...more
Paperback, 153 pages
Published 1993 by MacMillan (first published 1992)
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Barbara Elsborg
Just rereading some of my kids books. Oh I like Gary Paulsen. This one is about a 14 year old who has to stay in the mountain pastures with a herd of sheep and his dogs - all on his own. So much happens to him - poor lad. It's a great tale for young teenagers - shows what life can be like for some, the hardships that have to be endured and gives a few lessons on not-giving up and how to make do in dire situations.
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Although he was never a dedicated student, Paulsen developed a passion for reading at an early age. After a librarian gave him a book to read--along with his own library card--he was hooked. He began spending hours alone in the basement of his apartment building, reading one book after another.

Running away from home at the age of 14 and traveling with a carnival, Paulsen acquired a taste for adve...more
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