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Friday, October 16, 2015

Field Trip by Gary Paulsen and Jim Paulsen

Field TripYes, the Gary Paulsen wrote this book. However, that is his son, Jim Paulsen, who wrote the book with him. Well, they actually didn't write it together. The father sent the first chapter to his son. The son surprises him and sends him the second chapter. And so it goes. The book almost writes itself. This is the first time that they have teamed up to write a book. Roselle Library just acquired this new release.

Wouldn't you know it. The father and son in this book often disappoint each other, but they always support each other. It really is a series. The first one is Road Trip. I knew a lot of thought went into these books. Even the cover has one dog upside down. I really appreciated the thought that went into the naming the dogs. I would suggest reading Road Trip first. Let me just say that you can't help draw attention from the police if you are a speeding in a yellow school bus during the summer. In Field Trip, I won't tell you what type of vehicle was used. However, it is summer and Ben doesn't want to be in any vehicle with his father. Ben just dreams about being a hockey star in the NHL. His father really is a compassionate dreamer - too easily distracted. The father knows that he needs to spend more time with his son and rescued dogs. The dogs get their own chance to "speak". Dad is right - dogs smile with their eyes.

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