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How Angel Peterson Got His Name

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How Angel Peterson Got His Name

And Other Outrageous Tales about Extreme Sports

By Gary Paulsen

Dell Yearling, Paperback, 9780440229353, 111pp.

Publication Date: August 10, 2004

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

- Breaking the world record for speed on skis by being towed behind a souped-up car, and then . . . hitting gravel

- Jumping three barrels like motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel, except they only have bikes

- Wrestling . . . a bear?

Extreme sports lead to extreme fun in new tales from Gary's boyhood.

A New York Times Bestseller

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people. His most recent books are The Glass Cafe and Brian's Hunt. From the Hardcover edition.

Praise For How Angel Peterson Got His Name

“These episodes will not only keep young readers, of both sexes, in stitches, they’re made to order for reading aloud.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred

“The stories are fresh and lively and will especially appeal to reluctant middle-grade readers.”—School Library Journal, Starred

“This collection will likely hook adults as much as young readers.”—Publishers Weekly