How Angel Peterson Got His Name: And Other Outrageous Tales About Extreme Sports

Paulsen, Gary

When you grow up in a small town in the north woods, you have to make your own excitement. High spirits, idiocy, and showing off for the girls inspire Gary Paulsen and his friends to attempt: shooting waterfalls in a barrel; the first skateboarding, breaking the world record for speed on skis by being towed behind a souped-up car, and then . . . hitting gravel; jumping three barrels like motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel, except they only have bikes; wrestling . . . a bear? Extreme sports lead to extreme fun in new tales from Gary's boyhood. 


Author Gary Paulsen relates tales from his youth in a small town in northwestern Minnesota in the late 1940s and early 1950s, such as skiing behind a souped-up car and imitating daredevil Evel Knievel.

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YP 813.54 P3322h 2003
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