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Tasting the thunder.

Author: Gary Paulsen; Barry Jones
Publisher: London : Pan Macmillan Children's Books, Hong Kong, 1993. 1993. ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fifteen-year-old runaway discovers that being on his own means a lot to learn. His first job, chopping sugar beet, left him half dead after a beating from his boss. He's taken in by the fairgound people who teach him their work, their values. Then Tucker shows up and the boy finds out there is more to learn. And it's hard.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Paulsen; Barry Jones
ISBN: 0330327054 9780330327053 0333567064 9780333567067
OCLC Number: 27974870
Notes: Jacket illustration by Barry Jones.
First published under the title: Tiltawhirl John (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson Inc., 1977, and simultaneously by Thomas Nelson & Sons, Don Mills, Ontario.)
Description: 127 pages ; 21 cm.
Other Titles: Tiltawhirl John.

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