by Wanda Snow Porter


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Everything in thirteen-year-old Tim McGrew's life stinks. It was bad enough his dad left, but even worse, he must move to his grandparent's remote ranch on Nowhere Mountain, leave his friends and school behind, and give up playing baseball.

He loves his whacky grandma and enjoyed summer visits at the ranch backpacking and horseback riding with his grandpa. But now Grandpa is dead. And Tim and his dog, Tiny, are the only males in a house full of women. To top off his problems, Grandma adopts a wild burro from the Bureau of Land Management and expects him to train it.

Tim hopes it's true that Grandpa's ghostly vibes still linger around the ranch because he needs help taming the long-eared donkey with a noisy bray, and even more important, needs advice on how to get his parents back together.

About the Author: Wanda Snow Porter

Wanda Snow Porter, a native Californian, grew up in San Luis Obispo County riding horseback on land once part of an old Mexican rancho. Married to a cattle rancher, she's an avid horsewoman, learned the vaquero way of riding and training horses, and earned a Bronze Medal Riders Award from the United States Dressage Federation. As a docent for the historic Dana Adobe, she helps school children experience what life was like for the vaqueros who lived and worked on the early California rancho. Her knowledge of horses and history inspired her to write the young adult novel, Spurs for José, published by Whimsical Publications. She's also the author/illustrator of the Burro Picture Book Series published by Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936167760
Publisher: Whimsical Publications
Publication date: 09/19/2012
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

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