Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen

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A young boy spends his tenth summer on his aunt and uncle’s farm, where he is constantly involved in crazy escapades with his cousin Harris. “On the Larson farm, readers will experience hearts as large as farmers’ appetites, humor as broad as the country landscape and adventures as wild as boyhood imaginations. All this adds up to a hearty helping of old-fashioned, rip-roaring entertainment.”--Publishers Weekly

 

About Gary Paulsen

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Gary Paulsen is the author of more than 100 books and the winner of numerous awards, including three Newbery Honors and the Golden Spur Award for Best Young Adult Western.
 
Published June 19, 2013 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 176 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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By summer's end, the boy has learned to match Harris's wild pranks (he challenges Harris to urinate on an electric fence, with the expected result) and has fathomed the true humanity of the characters he so vividly and comically describes (the hired man gulping pancakes, syrup in his beard, is un...

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Days are filled with a mixture of tough work and rough play and sometime during the course of his visit the city boy--parented by a couple of ``puke drunks''--learns the real meaning of ``home.'' On the Larson farm, readers will experience hearts as large as farmers' appetites, humor as broad as ...

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``A hearty helping of old-fashioned, rip-roaring entertainment,'' said PW about this post-WWII story of an 11-year-old boy sent to spend the summer on his relatives' farm.

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