From country music singer/writer Buck Buchanan comes this Western adventure
Seven-year-old ranch girl Denni-Jo (she's almost eight ) gets permission from her mom to ride her pony, Pinto, solo across the ranch to visit her grandparents. But it's not as easy as it sounds, and along the way they get scared by a rattlesnake, see a runaway jackrabbit, and even find a calf stuck in a mud hole. Can Denni-Jo's riding and roping skills save the calf before worried Momma Cow closes in?
A writer of children's books and country songs, Buck Buchanan lives near Bozeman, Montana, but his personal background is ranching in Idaho, where most of his family still lives. The lead character in this story, Denni-Jo, is based on his cousin's daughter, and he is quite passionate about girls being able to read books about real girls succeeding in real life ranching. A recently retired high school science teacher, Buck is also a Gallatin County Brand Inspector, so he's able to stay in touch with his ranching roots. Christina Wald is a professional children's book illustrator specializing in animal and science work. A prolific artist with more than twenty years' experience in the field, she has worked with numerous major publishers including Scholastic, Bloomsbury, Hachette, Penguin, and National Geographic, as well as on smaller-scale projects directly with authors. www.christinawald.com