Canyons

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Two boys, separated by the canyons of time and two vastly different cultures, face the challenges by which they will become men.
Coyote Runs, an Apache boy, takes part in his first raid. But he is to be a man for only a short time.
More than a hundred years later, while camping near Dog Canyon, 15-year-old Brennan Cole becomes obsessed with a skull that he finds, pierced by a bullet. He learns that it is the skull of an Apache boy executed by ...

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Overview

Two boys, separated by the canyons of time and two vastly different cultures, face the challenges by which they will become men.
Coyote Runs, an Apache boy, takes part in his first raid. But he is to be a man for only a short time.
More than a hundred years later, while camping near Dog Canyon, 15-year-old Brennan Cole becomes obsessed with a skull that he finds, pierced by a bullet. He learns that it is the skull of an Apache boy executed by soldiers in 1864. A mystical link joins Brennan and Coyote Runs, and Brennan knows that neither boy will find peace until Coyote Runs' skull is carried back to an ancient sacred place.
In a grueling journey through the canyon to return the skull, Brennan confronts the challenge of his life.

Finding a skull on a camping trip in the canyons outside El Paso, Texas, Brennan becomes involved with the fate of a young Apache Indian who lived in the late 1800s.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Paulsen involves readers so deeply in the lives of both characters...hat the whole becomes a compelling and dramatic experience that is powerful stuff...New and unforgettable."
School Library Journal

"[A] deft and thought-provoking adventure novel."
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A psychic link is forged between a 19th-century Apache boy and Brennan, a 15-year-old on a camping trip who undertakes a grueling journey. ``Terse language keeps the story moving at a brisk pace,'' PW commented. Ages 12-up. Sept.
School Library Journal
Cornered in a canyon during his first coming-of-age horse raid, a young Apache brave, Coyote Runs, is shot execution-style by soldiers from Fort Bliss. One hundred years later, Brennan Cole discovers a skull with a hole through its forehead in a canyon where he's been camping and becomes obsessed by the need to find out the who, what, and why of the skull. With the help of a pathologist, his high-school biology teacher, and someone from the Western Historical Archives in Denver, Brennan pieces the story together. The bond between the two boys, a century apart in time but so close in age and spirit, grows stronger as Brennan now searches for the final answer: why is Coyote Runs' spirit so restless, and what does it want of him? Brennan's realization that only when Coyote Runs' haunting and haunted soul is at peace will his own disturbed self find peace climaxes in his own coming-of-age challenge. Paulsen involves readers so deeply in the lives of both characters, telling the story in alternating chapters marked by the cadence and language distinctive to each boy and his time and place, that the whole becomes a compelling and dramatic experience that is powerful stuff. Although this is, at times, overwritten and affected--almost a parody of Hemingway--it will be new and unforgettable to today's readers. --Marjorie Lewis, Scarsdale Junior High School, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385742344
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 8/9/2011
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 86,059
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

GARY PAULSEN is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people. His most recent books are Masters of Disaster, Lawn Boy Returns, Woods Runner, Notes from the Dog, Mudshark, Lawn Boy, Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day, The Time Hackers, and The Amazing Life of Birds (The Twenty Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    I recommend this book

    I recommend this book if you like suspense/action/mystery.It's about two kids, one from the past and one from the present, they have a connection. The kid from the past talks to the one from the present and has him bring his skull to his favorite. His favorite place is very high in a canyon. This is a very good book because it shows teamwork between two similar kids.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Great for boys!

    This book is of high interest and is not difficult to read. I use it in 6th grade groups for boys who don't read at grade level and those who do.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2012

    Awesome book

    I read this in like 3 days because it was so good. Full of adventure.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2007

    A reviewer

    This is a pretty good book, but I would of liked more action. It is a mystery and has lots of surprises. I like mysteries and action and this book has some of both. The book switches between two stories that are related. I like reading about one story instead of switching back and forth. The chapters in the book are short, and don't seem to have a lot of content. The book is enjoyable to read because it has you guessing what is going to happen next. The book may seem inspiring because the main character does some incredible things. I think you will probably enjoy rading the book. There are lots of things going on that you may be able to relate too. The book also captures your attention and makes you want to keep reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2004

    Definately Worth Reading

    This book was definately worth reading! I enjoyed it a lot. If you like books that are adventurous then I would reccomend it! At the beginning the story it starts out flat and there isn't too much to it. But keep reading and it gets oh so much better! Brennan is a fourteen year old boy that goes on a camping trip with his mother, and her boyfriend. He sleeps a little further away from them and the youth group and stumbles across a skull. He is on a mission to know what the history behind the skull is and he isn't giving up! This book is wonderful, I think most will like it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2014

    Really awesome!

    Cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    Read any Gary Paulsen book if you want to be entertained!

    If you like adventure read any Gary Paulsen book! I am 71 years old and in the past year I have read them all. High Recommend!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    Summer to randall

    Can u plz tell jared to go to apple res five thank u.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    Randall

    Walks in. "Hey Emmy." He said smiling. I have a new account btw im not an imposter.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    Anastacia

    Leaves a basket with japense cherry blossom perfume. And leves the friut basket and the india dining plates. " Enjoy. Byee!!! "

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    Emma

    ((I'm heading to bed. I've been tired latley. Ttyl.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    Prime

    Licks her back. "Lets go home."

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    I need help

    I need a book ofr a book project is this a good choice

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    Intresting

    Dont pay any attention to those ugh reviews. They dont now what they are talking about. Everyone knows that Gary is a wonderful writer. As long as your up for adventure this is the book for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    EPLICTICAL BOOK

    EPLICTICAL: EPIC BUT IN AN EPICER WAY

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2011

    Ok book

    Last minute summer reading

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2011

    UGH

    I HATE THIS BOOK THIS IS LIKE ON OF THE BORING BOOKS I EVER READED AND READED SUM BORING BOOK BUT THIS ONE IS NOT SO GUD I HATE IT IT SUCKS

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 12, 2011

    Ugh

    I hated this book. To me, it's just about a kid who's obsessed with a skull. I would never recommend it.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 18, 2008

    Well Written

    Canyons is about Brennan, a boy who goes on a camping trip with his mom, her friend Bill, and his youth group. He finds a skull under his sleeping mat. When he goes to a former teacher's house, one of the teacher's friends has a bunch of recorded history on the Apache tribe, AND Brennan finds out that the skull has a history of its own.<BR/><BR/>The first chapters switch on and off with Brennan and an Indian boy named Coyote Runs, who goes on his first raid. Brennan lives in this century, and Coyote Runs is from the 19th century. This made it confusing at the beginning, but it was very good at the end.<BR/><BR/>I would definitely recommend the book to people who like historic/realistic fiction and adventure.

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