Outlaw of Red Mesa Book Summary and Study Guide

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It is 1876 and Johnny Cavanaugh is tired of running. After making a name for himself, he is ready to go straight. Robbing one last bank and outmaneuvering Sheriff Wyatt Cashman, the dynamic outlaw invests his money in a small cattle ranch outside Red Mesa, New Mexico. Things quickly get complicated when Johnny discovers that Red Mesa has offered Wyatt Cashman the position of sheriff there...and he has accepted.
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While avoiding Sheriff Cashman, Johnny must also fight his huge ranching neighbor, the Lazy A. Determined to have Johnny's range and water, the Lazy A will stop at nothing to force Cavanaugh off his land. When Cashman at last discovers Johnny, he presents the outlaw with an ultimatum: pay back the stolen money or be dragged away in chains.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   american wild west Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Western    -   Yes Story primarily about    -   fighting outlaws    -   competing ranches/farms

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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