No sooner is the sheriff gone then trouble starts—a dead calf, a mysterious stranger, and then Pa’s horse, Copper, and his prize rifle are stolen. And Pa’s deputies seem unconcerned.
Jem and his cousin Nathan find Copper’s tracks end at a dark canyon up in the hills. Jem remembers an old Indian legend Strike-it-rich Sam is fond of retelling about people disappearing and no one ever seeing them again. What is the real story of the canyon of danger? Have thieves found the perfect hideout?
Readers ages 8 to 12 will be entertained by the adventurous spirit and historical lure in this fast-moving series that teaches about life in the post–Gold Rush days of 1860s California. Quick-paced plots and unforgettable characters make these books fun for the whole family.
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I received a copy of CANYON OF DANGER and RIVER OF PERIL by Susan K. Marlow from Kregel. They are books three and four in the Goldtown Adventures series. When they first arrived in the mail, my mother happened to be opening packages and exclaimed over the covers. She asked if she could read them as soon as I was done. Now that I’ve finished them, I’ve passed them on to her, and after that they’ll go to my young cousin. The novels are juvenile fiction that take place in 1864 when Jem Coulter is twelve-years-old. His name won me over since those are my initials and I’m sometimes called Jem by friends. In CANYON OF DANGER, Jem is in charge of the ranch while his father, the sheriff, is away. What could go wrong does, sometimes with hilarious situations. The book also involved the pony express. I’d heard about it before, but I liked how it was worked into this story.