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Publication Order of Duncan Culpepper Books

The Case of the Dirty Bird (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dunc's Doll (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Culpepper's Cannon (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dunc Gets Tweaked (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dunc's Halloween (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dunc Breaks the Record (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dunc and the Flaming Ghost (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amos Gets Famous (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dunc and Amos Hit the Big Top (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dunc's Dump (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dunc and the Scam Artists (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dunc and Amos and the Red Tattoos (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dunc's Undercover Christmas (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dunc and the Haunted Castle (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cowpokes and Desperados (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wild Culpepper Cruise (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prince Amos (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Coach Amos (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amos and the Alien (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dunc and Amos Meet the Slasher (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dunc and the Greased Sticks of Doom (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amos's Killer Concert Caper (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amos Gets Married (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amos Goes Bananas (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dunc and Amos Go to the Dogs (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amos and the Vampire (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amos and the Chameleon Caper (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amos Binder, Secret Agent (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dunc and Amos on Thin Ice (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Super Amos (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

The Duncan Culpepper series is a series of children’s novels written by the well known American novelist Gary Paulsen. This series was a long running series written by Gary and comprised of a total of 32 novels that were published between the years 1992 and 1997. All the novels of the series feature the main characters in the form of Duncan Culpepper and his best friend named Amos. Throughout the series, the author has given the descriptions about their numerous adventures. The series all became famous with the name Culpepper Adventures. Author Gary Paulsen began writing the series in the year 1992 and completed the initial 5 to 6 novels in the same year. The initial novels were purchased and published by the Yearling publishing house. Author Gary finally concluded the series after writing and publishing 32 novels in the series. He has also included a special novel in the series as a token of appreciation for his readers and fans. Gary Paulsen has written the series in such a way that it can be read in any order as each novel of the series follows a different and independent storyline from the other novels. Over the course of the series, Duncan Culpepper and Amos keep getting involved in some or the other activities which seem to be too dangerous. But, they do not feel afraid of the dangers as they enjoy the adventurous journeys that follow. In the first novel of the series, the two friends face troubles by an old parrot. When they investigate about the bird, they come to know that it has outlived around 10 owners and is well versed with 4 languages.

The events that follow after their encounter with the parrot make them realize that the parrot was not an ordinary one and they needed to act in a smarter way in order to get over it. In the next novel of the series, Amos and Duncan Culpepper get involved in researching about the CIvil War after being sent back to the time of the year 1962. This makes them experience the events of the Civil War as it happens. This is followed by another adventure in the life of Duncan Culpepper when he tries to search the stolen skateboard of one of his other friends named Lash. The skateboard of Lash was a prototype and gets stolen just before the start of the skating competition. Duncan Culpepper and Lash decide to get together in order to get the skateboard back before the competition starts. The next novel of the series shows Duncan Culpepper, getting back together with his best friend Amos once again. Both of them try to collect as much candy as possible during the Halloween. While doing so, Amos gets bitten by a werewolf and turns into a werepuppy. Duncan strives to get Amos back to his original condition and catch the werewolf that had bitten Amos. After that, Amos and Duncan Culpepper go on an adventure that happens in the wilderness. When they read about the adventure in a book, they found it too easy. But, when they actually experience it, they get caught by a wild man. The two try to make attempts to escape from the clutches of the wild man. This way, they often get involved in one or the other adventure throughout the course of the series. Author Gary Paulsen has very well described the happenings in the lives of Duncan Culpepper and Amos which allows the readers to read and enjoy the books of the series very easily.

The first novel of the Duncan Culpepper series was published in the year 1992 by the Yearling publishing house. It was called ‘The Case of the Dirty Bird’. The plot of this novel introduces the central characters of the series, Amos and Duncan Culpepper. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Amos and Dunc come across an old parrot in a pet store. After their encounter with the parrot, they do not seem to be much impressed with it. They are informed that the parrot is capable of speaking 4 different languages, but still Dunc and Amos do not like the bird very much. Then they are told that the parrot has outlived more than 10 owners in its lifetime and is over 150 years old. Still, Amos and Duncan Culpepper do not seem to be paying attention towards the special bird. After a little while, the parrot begins to speak about the hidden treasure that his previous owners used to talk about. The news of buried treasures makes Dunc and Amos turn immediately towards the parrot. They begin to take good care of it in order to make it speak about the place where the treasures were hidden. With a lot of struggle and hard work, they finally become successful in making the parrot speak about the treasures. This takes them to an interesting dangerous adventure which is full twists and turns at every point.

One of the other initial novel of the Duncan Culpepper series was published by the Yearling publishing house in the same year. It was titled ‘Dunc Breaks the Record’. The plot of this novel once again deals with one of the adventures of Amos and Duncan Culpepper. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, they are shown by the author as trying to experience hang gliding. The two best friends seem to have some sort of navigation problem that causes them to crash land in the wilderness. Luckily for them, Amos had read the adventure book Hatchet, which was about a boy who had survived the same situation as theirs for a period of 54 and had come out alive after a lot of struggle. While reading the book, the struggle seemed to be very easy to Amos and Duncan, but when they actually experienced it, they felt that it was too hard for them. Also, they did not have a hatchet like the one that the boy had in the book, with the help of which he survived the difficulties of the wilderness. To make matters worse for them, they forced to face the dangerously dark nights and eat the meager quality food available in the wilderness. Soon, they meet a wild man who captures them and keeps them captive for very long. Eventually, Duncan Culpepper and Amos begin to feel that this adventure has taken a great toll on their mind and body, and has made them suffer a lot. Getting captured at the hands of the wild man was the worst part of their adventure in the wilderness.

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