How to Train Your Dad

By Gary Paulsen,

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From Gary Paulsen, the award-winning author of Hatchet, comes a laugh-out-loud eco-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 dad; he may be brilliant, but bin-diving for food, scouring through rubbish for 'salvageable' junk…

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"My father was always practical in the weirdest possible way.This is one of the masterful Gary Paulsen’s final books for young readers, and I loved it. The life of Carl and his father is eccentric, to say the least. Dumpster diving for food scraps? Reweaving old cloth to make clothes? Carl and his best friend, Pooder, have a plan to make his life better! Using a puppy training manual for inspiration, Carl sets out to train his own father to change for the better. What follows is a tangent-filled, laugh-out-loud, heartwarming training session.

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