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The Tent ➣ [Epub] ➝ The Tent By Gary Paulsen ➭ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Teenage Steven and his father, Corey, take to the road with a Bible, 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 t Teenage Steven and his father, Corey, take to the road with a Bible, 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 harmless lie is all about avarice and power and, ultimately, guilt Each book includes a reader s guide.

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  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • The Tent
  • Gary Paulsen
  • English
  • 10 January 2017
  • 0152058338

About the Author: Gary Paulsen

Although he was never a dedicated student, Paulsen developed a passion for reading at an early age After a librarian gave him a book to read along with his own library card he was hooked He began spending hours alone in the basement of his apartment building, reading one book after another Running away from home at the age of and traveling with a carnival, Paulsen acquired a taste for adventure A youthful summer of rigorous chores on a farm jobs as an engineer, construction worker, ranch hand, truck driver, and sailor and two rounds of the , mile Alaskan dog sled race, the Iditarod have provided ample material from which he creates his storiesPaulsen and his wife, Ruth Wright Paulsen, an artist who has illustrated several of his books, divide their time between a home in New Mexico and a boat in the Pacific.



10 thoughts on “The Tent

  1. Dave Dave says:

    As stated in the title, this truly is a parable in one sitting Paulsen writes another entertaining book for young readers This is an easy to read story with a genuinely simple lesson about living honestly and truthfully The book has a happy and wholesome ending While this a completely different type of story than hiswell known Hatchet series, it is appealing to he same audience.

  2. Josiah Josiah says:

    Is The Tent intended to be Elmer Gantry for the juvenile set Gary Paulsen is known for bringing unusual influences into his writing for children, and there are undeniable parallels between Sinclair Lewis s novel and this scant middle grade book Set in an unspecified era of economic downturn in the United States, The Tent takes an unflinching look at the con artistry that is often part of religious revival tours which cater to audiences desperate to witness evidence of miracles, in the lives o Is The Tent intended to be Elmer Gantry for the juvenile set Gary Paulsen is known for bringing unusual influences into his writing for children, and there are undeniable parallels between Sinclair Lewis s novel and this scant middle grade book Set in an unspecified era of economic downturn in the United States, The Tent takes an unflinching look at the con artistry that is often part of religious revival tours which cater to audiences desperate to witness evidence of miracles, in the lives of others if not themselves Dire financial straits drive ordinary people to extraordinary measures to change their situation, and we see just how low one man and his son are willing to go when they set off on a preaching tour of the American Southwest Fourteen year old Steven and his father Corey have lived scarcely above the poverty line in the months after Corey lost his job With no gainful employment on Corey s radar for the foreseeable future, his wife Steven s mother left them, and now there s hardly enough money to keep their trailer home On the brink of losing everything, Corey recalls a friend of his who avoided bankruptcy years ago by starting a Christian revival tour The man wasn t a believer, but by stringing together pretty words and speaking with conviction, he coaxed Christians into his tent who were willing to spend money to hear a message of God s love and faithfulness Within months, the man hadmoney than he knew what to do with Why can t Corey and Steven follow his example With no other promising options to fall back on, that s what Corey decides to do, to Steven s chagrin Neither of them know anything about Christianity how will they persuade the devout to come to them for religious instruction The tour gets off to a dubious start after Steven helps Corey erect their battered little meeting tent in rural Castle, Texas Corey is clueless as a Bible teacher, but he and his son muscle through the awkwardness of their first gig and rake in a surprising haul of twenty eight dollars That sthan Corey used to earn from many hours flipping burgers at fast food restaurants As the tour progresses, father and son figure out what works and what doesn t to keep people coming to their portable house of worship But the real cash doesn t start flowing until a pair of experienced confidence men joins the team, masquerading as a cripple and a man with a degenerative lung condition If they can convince the growing crowds that Corey has healed them through the laying on of hands, the religious fervor will reach a new high, and attendees will be begging to open their wallets and contribute to Corey s mission The deception works, but if Steven or his father had misgivings initially about leading heartfelt believers astray, they ve now clearly wandered into despicable territory The money is rolling in,than Corey fantasized he d make when he originated the tour They get hundreds of dollars every night, and upwards of a thousand occasionally There s no need to live out of their truck any Steven and Corey bed in luxury hotels and purchase the finest clothes, food, and entertainment available Money has become the great analgesic for Steven s pangs of conscience, but evenso for his father, who revels in his newfound wealth and begins to enjoy the game of bilking poor Christians out of the last of their money It would take a profound occurrence to change the trajectory of their sham ministry, and that s exactly what happens next It s an event we don t see coming until it s directly upon the father and son shysters Gary Paulsen isn t one for organized religion, so there s not much praise of Christianity in The Tent He takes an empathetic view of the masses as Jesus did, however, and their need to believe in a God who vows to protect them from harm People flock to Corey s revival meetings because they re in physical and emotional pain, and seek reassurance that their creator hasn t forgotten them in the midst of their trials It s tragic when trusting people are taken advantage of as Corey, Steven, and their co conspirators do to those who attend their counterfeit healing sessions They re robbing God s children, intruding on a private gift of resources from them to their creator and pocketing the cash for themselves It s sad to see people offered false hope when they need the real thing But perhaps by the end of The Tent, that imbalance will be righted I see small hints of Robert Cormier s style in The Tent That may be the best compliment I can pay a writer, and Gary Paulsen earns itfrequently than any other For a brief book, The Tent builds tension surprisingly well, and the characters and story come to vibrant life Christians and nonbelievers alike can learn from what they read here If you re partial to Gary Paulsen s fiction from the 1990s, you ll probably like The Tent I recommend it for readers in search of a slim volume that packs a pop

  3. Benjamin H. Benjamin H. says:

    I love the book because its about God but they want the money Its about a father and son that are poor and cant buy much but they want to share the Gospel for the money They get rich but they thought about it and knew it was not right to do So they don t take the money and preach about the Gospel It is good because they were doing the wrong thing but found out to not take money.

  4. katyjanereads katyjanereads says:

    1 I think this book was good for what it was A short glimpse into fake religion and enlightenment 2 But it could have been wayyyy longer.3 Ever wonder why profits and prophets sound so much alike That s really clever and I ve never thought about that before.4 I liked the chapter titles 5 I like the redemption message at the end.

  5. Jan Jan says:

    Many people rated this book highly, so to be fair, I m including my reasons for the one star In this book for youths aged 10 14, the author shines a light on fake preachers Steven and his dad are without jobs or resources We don t have a pot to pee in or a window to throw it out of , so his father decides to become an itinerant tent preacher His father quickly overcomes his biggest hurdle not only has he never read the Bible, he doesn t even own one by stealing a Gideon Bible fro Many people rated this book highly, so to be fair, I m including my reasons for the one star In this book for youths aged 10 14, the author shines a light on fake preachers Steven and his dad are without jobs or resources We don t have a pot to pee in or a window to throw it out of , so his father decides to become an itinerant tent preacher His father quickly overcomes his biggest hurdle not only has he never read the Bible, he doesn t even own one by stealing a Gideon Bible from a motel I was bothered by the amount of money the fake preacher earned by reading copied sermons and parading fake healings to his unsuspecting congregations In the end, reading the Bible to study for his sermons leads him to leave his deceptive, yet lucrative career Some reviewers of this book feel that his conversion makes this book a wonderful tale of redemption I am not sure that the ends justify the means, especially when there is no attempt made to repay the innocent believers The preacher just ends up rich and a believer Hmmm

  6. Jim Jim says:

    mom and dad broke up you a tweelve year old boy live in a trailer w dad and his dead end life untildad figures to steal a Bible, a book he s never read and go on the revival circuit and save some souls and make some money.what happens, if after a while, dad actually reads the Book gary paulsen at his best.

  7. Natalie Natalie says:

    great book, makes you think

  8. Patrick Patrick says:

    This was a nice, easy one night read I liked it, nothing to dramatic but a good life lesson learned.

  9. Austin Austin says:

    This story was about the shortcomings of steven and his father In the beginning, they start off dead broke in thirty four years old, and I don t have a pot to pee in fourteen year old Steven and his father Corey are sick of being poor They take to the road with no money a leaky tent and a stolen bible His father is sure that preaching will bring in good money as the action plays out, they get enough money to get by and even live like kings With Corey s new preaching job they gain plenty This story was about the shortcomings of steven and his father In the beginning, they start off dead broke in thirty four years old, and I don t have a pot to pee in fourteen year old Steven and his father Corey are sick of being poor They take to the road with no money a leaky tent and a stolen bible His father is sure that preaching will bring in good money as the action plays out, they get enough money to get by and even live like kings With Corey s new preaching job they gain plenty of money But when they start faking rituals and ceremonies for the money, they realize what they are doing is wrong Out of guilt steven and his father gave all their money away and left his fake preaching job I can connect with Steven because he is a teenager, and he was guilty of what he did and a lot of people get guilty it s not uncommon but he did the right thing Books like this are nice to read because it has a great storyline and it was still a very easy read and easy to follow This book reminds me not to take having good clothes and a nice place to live for granted because this book is much like whats happening around the world a lot of people hardly have enough money to survive.I think my favorite part of the book is the author Gary Paulsen is known for writing many good books that I like And I also enjoy how easy it was to read like many of Gary Paulsen s books I would definitely recommend this book to my peers because it is from a similar author, its short, and is a particularly unique story

  10. Mason Bright Mason Bright says:

    The story is about a boy, steven, whose parents have divorced and they are not in a good financial state right now They tried to come up with money but it just wasn t happening Corey, Stevens dad came up to him one day and told him a story about after he came back from overseas that one of the people in his unit wanted to start preaching to get money Couple months later the same guy sent a card to Corey saying I m rich.They both were sick of being poor and needed something to help Steven w The story is about a boy, steven, whose parents have divorced and they are not in a good financial state right now They tried to come up with money but it just wasn t happening Corey, Stevens dad came up to him one day and told him a story about after he came back from overseas that one of the people in his unit wanted to start preaching to get money Couple months later the same guy sent a card to Corey saying I m rich.They both were sick of being poor and needed something to help Steven wasn t all about it right about but Corey sure was They got an Army tent and started to preach and little by littleandpeople came and the money started racking up Steven finally believed that it was a good idea Some problems they encountered were like what would they preach about and what if someone thought it was fake They needed to have answers to all the questions that might be getting asked I would kind of connect with Steven just because I would do this for money I would try and see if it goes well I do believe that there are people in the world that do this for the money None of it gets taxed either because it is for religious reasons I like that the father never gave up on getting money and he always had a reasoning for everything that came toward him He made the book enjoyable to read I was always wanting to know what happened What he could do better is that he could have gone longer and hadadventures I don t recommend this book to someone super religious It states that if you lie and cheat you get what you want

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