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How to train your dad  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

How to train your dad / Gary Paulsen.

Paulsen, Gary, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432896836
  • ISBN: 1432896830
  • Physical Description: 195 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"From the legendary author of Hatchet, a laugh-out-loud eco-friendly adventure about a boy, his free-thinking dad, and the puppy-training pamphlet that turns their summer upside down. Twelve-year-old Carl is fed up with his father's single-minded pursuit of an off-the-grid existence. His dad may be brilliant, but dumpster-diving for food, scouring through trash for salvageable junk, and wearing clothes fully sourced from garage sales is getting old. Increasingly worried about what schoolmates and a certain girl at his new school might think of his circumstances -- and encouraged by his off-kilter best friend -- Carl adopts the principles set forth in a randomly discovered puppy-training pamphlet to "retrain" his dad's mindset . . . a crackpot experiment that produces some very unintentional results. This is a fierce and funny novel about family, green-living, and untangling some of the ties that bind from middle-grade master Gary Paulsen."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10-14 Thorndike Press.
Grades 7-9 Thorndike Press.
Subject: Fathers and sons > Juvenile fiction.
Single fathers > Juvenile fiction.
Sustainable living > Juvenile fiction.
Salvage (Waste, etc.) > Juvenile fiction.
Dogs > Training > Juvenile fiction.
Summer > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Humorous fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Jefferson County.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson County Library-Arnold HUMOR (Text) ONORDER379443259382 Juvenile Fiction On order -
Jefferson County Library-Arnold JF HUMOR PAULSEN (Text) 30061100061247 Juvenile Fiction Available -

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