Canyons

Author Paulsen, Gary.
Language English
Publisher
New York: Ember, 2011




Annotation:

Two boys, separated by time and different cultures, forge a mystical connection when fifteen-year-old Brennan Cole finds the skull of Coyote Runs, an Indian boy killed on his first raid, and becomes obsessed with returning it to a sacred place.



Subjects :

  • Juvenile fiction
  • Fiction
  • Apache Indians
  • Fiction.
  • Indians of North America
  • Texas
  • Children's stories, American
  • Juvenile fiction.

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Author Illustrator(s) :

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Best Books :

  • Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Eleventh Edition, 1992 , National Council of Teachers of English
  • Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000 , H.W. Wilson
  • Young Adults' Choices, 1992 , International Reading Association

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Awards, Honors & Prizes :

  • ABC Children's Booksellers Choices Award , Winner , 1991, United States
  • Jefferson Cup Award , Worthy of Special Note , 1991, Virginia

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Golden Sower Award; Nominee 1993-1993 Nebraska
  • Lone Star Reading List; Reading List 1991-1992 Texas
  • Texas Reading Club; 2002-2002 Texas
  • Utah Children's Book Awards; Nominee 1993-1993 Utah
  • Young Adult Reading Program; 1992-1992 South Dakota
  • Mark Twain Award; Nominee 1992-1993 Missouri
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award; Nominee 1996-1996 Illinois
  • South Carolina Young Adult Book Award; Nominee 1993-1993 South Carolina

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Reading Measurement Programs:


9780440210238, 0440210232
Dell Pub. (New York) 1991.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.5
Accelerated Reader Points 5

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 930
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 7
Accelerated Reader Points 8

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.5
Accelerated Reader Points 5

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 930
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 7
Accelerated Reader Points 8

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.5
Accelerated Reader Points 5

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 930
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 7
Accelerated Reader Points 8

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Reviews :

Kirkus (Kirkus Reviews, 1990)
An Apache boy on the verge of manhood is brutally executed by Army patrols; over 100 years later a contemporary 15-year-old finds his shattered skull and--responding to a compelling inner voice emanating from the skull--begins a journey to vindicate and give rest to its troubled spirit, somehow knowing that he must carry out this task in order to regain his own peace. The phrase "I am to be a man," reiterated in the first chapter, induces some poetic and semantic resonance but is also an example of the uncurtailed writing that nearly dims this tale. Still, readers patient enough to survive the repetitive ruminations, the too-deliberate epicycles, and the unlikely details (especially a library that, as a friendly gesture, ships seven large boxes of photocopied data--and a boy who can find the crucial bit therein in one night) will be rewarded with an insightful, sympathetic vignette of the tragic end of a life, plus an intriguing glimpse of the contrast between what really happens and the clues that are left behind. 1990, Delacorte, $14.95. © 1990 Kirkus Reviews/VNU eMedia, Inc. All rights reserved.
(PUBLISHER: Delacorte Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: c1990.)

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
Brennan is a young loner of the type that will be instantly familiar to Paulsen fans. Coyote Runs is a 19th-century Apache boy who was murdered during the raid that was to mark his entry into manhood. The two boys' stories come together when Brennan unearths Coyote Runs's skull and grows obsessed with the Apache's history. A sort of psychic link is forged, and Brennan learns that Coyote Runs's spirit will have no rest until his skull is taken to a sacred spot in the canyons. Brennan therefore undertakes a grueling and unusual journey which serves as a modern-day coming-of-age ritual. Terse language keeps the story moving at a brisk pace. This novel is not as engrossing as Hatchet , nor is it likely to appeal to as wide an audience. However, readers with an appetite for Paulsen's blend of nature and mysticism will overlook Canyons 's predictable plot and find much to savor in its spirit. Ages 12-up. (Sept.)
(PUBLISHER: Delacorte Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: c1990.)

Publishers Weekly (Publishers 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.)
(PUBLISHER: Dell:Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1991 c1990.)

Publishers Weekly (Publishers 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.)
(PUBLISHER: Dell Publishing (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1991 c1990.)

Publishers Weekly (Publishers 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.)
(PUBLISHER: Dell Pub. (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1991.)

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Series :

Laurel-leaf contemporary fiction

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York: Ember, 2011

Media Type: Language Material
184 p. ;
PZ7.P2843 ([Fic])
9780385742344
0385742347
Originally published New York: Delacorte Press 1990.
London: Macmillan Children's Books, 1996

Media Type: Language Material
153p. ;
(813.54)
0330345206
9780330345200
0100458639842
Originally published Dell 1990.
Bantam Audio Publishing/Perfection Learning, 1991

Media Type: Kit
2ct. and bk.
F
9780021490431
0021490430
Performance by Peter Coyote.
Bantam Audio Publishing, 1991

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
2ct.
F
9780021444557
0021444552
9780553452747
0553452746
New York N.Y.: Bantam Audio, 1991

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
2 sound cassettes (160 min.):
PZ7.P2843 Can 1991
9780553461640
0553461648
9780553461657
0553461656
9780553452747
0553452746
Abridged.
New York Dell Pub., 1991

Media Type: Language Material
184p.
([Fic])
0440210232
9780606048842
0606048847
9780440210238
New York Dell Pub., 1991

Media Type: Language Material
184p.
([Fic])
9780440210238
0440210232
9780606048842
0606048847
New York: Dell:, 1991

Media Type: Language Material
184 p. ;
([Fic])
0440210232
9780440210238
"Laurel-leaf books."
New York: Dell Pub., 1991

Media Type: Computer File
1 online resource (184 p.).
PZ7.P2843 ([Fic])
9780307804259
Originally published New York: Delacorte Press c1990.
New York: Dell Publishing, 1991

Media Type: Language Material
184 p.
PZ7.P2843 ([Fic])
0440210232
9000282963001
9780282963002
0282963006
9990282963005
9780440210238
New York: Dell Publishing, 1991

Media Type: Language Material
184 p.
PZ7.P2843 ([Fic])
9780440210238
0440210232
9000282963001
9780282963002
0282963006
9990282963005
New York: Delacorte Press, 1990

Media Type: Language Material
184 p. ;
PZ7.P2843 ([Fic])
0385301537
9780385301534

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