The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer (Paperback)
Memories of a Sixteenth Summer
Delacorte Press, 9780375873058, 160pp.
Publication Date: February 8, 2011
He discovers the secret sadness and generosity to be found on a lonely farm in the middle of nowhere. Then he joins up with a carnival and becomes a grunt, running a ride and shilling for the geek show. He's living the hard carny life and beginning to see the world through carny eyes. He's tough. Cynical. By the end of the summer he's pretty sure he knows it all. Until he meets Ruby. From the Hardcover edition.
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Praise For The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer…
Gary Paulsen tells the raw truth of a boy’s first summer on his own, “as real,” he says, “as I can write it.”
From the Paperback edition.