The Tent (Hardcover)

A Parable in One Sitting

By Gary Paulsen

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152928797, 96pp.

Publication Date: April 24, 1995

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (11/1/2006)
Mass Market Paperback (10/1/1996)
MP3 CD (10/11/2016)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (5/1/2013)
MP3 CD (7/20/2013)
MP3 CD (7/20/2013)
Compact Disc (7/20/2013)
Compact Disc (7/20/2013)

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Teenage Steven and his father, Corey, take to the road with a stolen Bible from a cheap motel, an old army tent, and less than the best of intentions. Tired of being poor, Steven’s father is certain that preaching the Word of the Lord is the easy way to fame and fortune. But just when they’ve got their act down pat and the money is rolling in, Steven and Corey begin to realize that what they’d originally thought of as a “good lie for good reasons” is all about avarice and power and, ultimately, guilt.

About the Author

GARY PAULSEN has written nearly two hundred books for young people, including the Newbery Honor Books Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room. He divides his time between a home in New Mexico and a boat on the Pacific Ocean.