In 1864 Colorado Territory, Charlie is alone on the ranch that sits between the empty prairie and the Rocky Mountains. The orphaned boy is caring for his dying grandpa and trying to figure out how to survive the winter. Then, as the first snow storm hits, a mysterious mountain man appears at the isolated ranch and good things start happening. But, to get free of his one gnawing secret, Charlie must trust the giant stranger. On Christmas day, he learns that trusting means he'll never have to be alone again. This frontier novella is an entertaining and inspiring adventure for the entire family to read individually or out loud together.