Canyon Winter

Canyon Winter The private plane taking Peter to his wealthy father s ranch crashes in the Rockies and its pilot is killed Struggling to survive and sure that no one will rescue him Peter stumbles across rough an

  • Title: Canyon Winter
  • Author: Walt Morey
  • ISBN: 525274103
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The private plane taking Peter to his wealthy father s ranch crashes in the Rockies, and its pilot is killed Struggling to survive, and sure that no one will rescue him, Peter stumbles across rough and unforgiving Omar Pickett, who has lived in the mountains for years Peter must rely on Omar and learn to rely on himself.

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    287 thoughts on “Canyon Winter”

    1. An interesting read; not as well written as Gentle Ben, but I still found it enjoyable.After 15 year old Peter is stranded in the wilderness following a plane crash, he stumbles across a cabin, owned by one old, tough-as-nails mountain man named Omar. Pete still clings to the belief that he can make it out of the canyon before the snows hit, but Omar proves to be correct, and he finally settles for the six months it will take before he can get out and back to his parents again. After a time he a [...]


    2. While reading it, I was convinced I will get rid of this book, that I will pass it on to someone in family or sell it. But once I've finished I simply couldn't. There's something about it. Even though the storytelling is a bit simple, rushed and naïve - whether intentionally (for the purspose of children behavior education) or not. It is really strange and I can't put my finger on it but it simply clawed its way into my heart (?). Maybe it's the simpleness of it; a hope that life still can be s [...]


    3. For an excellent synopsis, please see the KIRKUS REVIEW at: kirkusreviews/book-re .In particular I found the Senate Hearing and the fight to save land quite relevant with respectto what we are facing today.


    4. Omar is my hero. Such an incredible story of survival and character built through hard work and hard times. Great book from start to finish!



    5. Peter is just a soft city boy at the beginning, being sent to the ranch by his father to toughen up and develop manly character. Then the engine in the small plane cuts out and they plummet into a canyon far off course from their intended flight route in the wilderness. Peter survives the crash, but the pilot does not. This book was written in 1972. The ideas are a little old-fashioned, (such as "toughening up" his son- reminds me of Joe the lumberjack) and I was constantly distracted, thinking, [...]


    6. The problem with so many writers is that they spend the majority of a great book outlineing a wonderful story only to rush it to a conclusion. not with Canyon Winter, or any Walt Morey book I've read so far. This defintiely was a hard sale at first because of its slow pace in the beginning. I also was not looking for another crudgemudgeon in the forest story which I was a little bit afraid of in the begining. however, it developed into a wonderful story that touched on so many areas: coming of a [...]


    7. On his way out to his father's ranch in the Rockies, 15-year-old Peter Grayson's plane goes down, killing the pilot and leaving Peter stranded. The wilderness is harsh and unforgiving, and he can't count on anyone coming to rescue him before winter comes. Somehow, Peter stumbles upon the one human being living in that wilderness--an old hermit named Omar Pickett. Begrudginly, Omar takes Peter in, but when Peter begins to find out more about the old man's shadowy past, he wonders if he can stay w [...]


    8. I remember reading this book in the early 80s, and loved it. I bought a copy at the time and saved it and now love to read it to my own son.It is filled with a lot of good lessons for children, lessons about the sanctitiy of all life and about the reciprocal relationship between man, wildlife and the environment. It is a story that thoughfully illustrates how man is part of nature, as opposed to man being above nature.


    9. I remember my teacher reading this to us in third grade and loving every minute of it. After recommending it to to my lvl 3 ESL students I decided I would like to revisit it and read it again myself. I was not disappointed. This is one of those timeless stories that just resonates with me. It was interesting to read it with and adults eyes, and be more aware of some of the foreshadowing, but even knowing what was going to happen, I still enjoyed every minute of it.


    10. Gentle Ben was one of my favorites growing up, so I was interested to read this when I came across it in a pile of discard books. It has elements of "Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen and "Captains Courageous" by Rudyard Kipling - while being quite a bit different from both of those. The characters are likeable and I cared what happened to them. I didn't like it as much as Hatchet, but it did make me want to go spend some time in the outdoors!


    11. Goes well w/Silent Spring by Rachel Carson and the Hatchet Series by Gary Paulsen. Also "Touching Spirit Bear" book.Great way at looking at the ecology of the High Mountain Forest and the life that is there.


    12. I read this over and over again and when I left middle school, the librarian let me keep it.I always envisioned myself in this scenario and would have loved to experience it in life (to a certain point). This is the book I credit with introducing me to a love of reading.



    13. Well, it was actually a good book but I saw many areas where it seemed to copy other books I have read.


    14. A book that captivated me when I was 8 years old. This book turned me into an eternal bookworm. I've been looking for a copy for years and rereading it as an adult has been truly wonderful.





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