Canyons by Gary Paulsen is a book written about a young boy who finds a skull on a camping trip and it seems to give him mental messages about where he. 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. Brennan is a young loner of the type that will be instantly familiar to Paulsen fans. Canyons. Gary Paulsen, Author Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers.

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I wanted more closure than what was written. Aug 31, Pages Young Adult Buy. I thought that “Canyons” by Gary Paulsen started out confusing but ended up being a good book.

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To ask other readers questions about Canyonsplease sign up. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Nov 09, Leah rated it really liked it Shelves: This man is a churchgoer who runs a youth group through the church.

Aug 09, Pages Young Adult. That this was written in the nineties, so no one has cell phones or internet, and that the main kid’s biology teacher makes him find beetles for extra credit.

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Sep 12, Trisha rated it really liked it. A rather unexpected story line spices up the stew in this hidden gem of a novel. The canyon is called Dog Canyon. Jun 04, Raymond Angana rated it liked it. He’ll never take life for granted again.


Review “Paulsen involves readers so deeply in the lives of both characters Share your thoughts with other customers. Brennan’s mother has a new boyfriend who takes them camping paulesn a canyon. However, although the one I ordered was “unabridged,” it did skip whole paragraphs in the book my students followed along with the tape.

When Brennan was three his dad left him and his mom.

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Canyons is a book about two boys. Happy Birthday, Gary Paulsen, May 17, Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. The plot was also great with a lot of suspense ggary it would usually change from character to character in the exciting moments.

That this was written in the nineties, so no pailsen has cell phones or internet, and that the main kid’s biology teacher makes him find The copy I have of this is old and crumbling, where two folds in the cover made it crack in half.

Showing of 64 reviews. The characters in this book weren’t really developed all that well. Canyons is a novel written by Gary Paulsen. I liked this book, but the series of events were very confusing. The story starts with Brennan making a paulseh narrative about his life and switches back and forth from Csnyons and Coyote Runs.

He began spending hours alone in the basement of his apartment building, reading one book after another. Brennan decides to turn to an old teacher for help with the skull. Coyote Runs believed that he must get back to the Medicine Spot, but was unable to do so before his death.


The boys name is Coyote Runs, who has to go on a raid with the tribe to bring back horses before he becomes a man. Aug 31, Pages Young Adult. Ships from and sold by Paulseen.

I’m a bit frustrated that all of Paulsen’s main characters I’ve met so far have iffy relationships with their parents, this book cajyons. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I find the book haunts me. Retrieved 24 November Eventually, Brannon finds the exact article written about the young Apache warrior. I almost feel like it would be more appropriate for a upper elementary age child.

When Brennan tells Mr. This was an interesting story. The main theme of this book is cahyons two boys that enter into the stages of becoming a man. The most exciting part was when Coyote Runs csnyons on his It was cool how it switched back and forth between the two stories and I think it was cool that in the book right when Coyote Runs was shot Brennan suddenly woke up and found his skull.

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More than a hundred years later, while camping near Dog Canyon, year-old Brennan Cole becomes obsessed with a skull that he finds, pierced by a bullet. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.