by Terry Wolfe. Illustrated by Benjamin Hummel. 186 pages.
A coming-of-age story set in the 1950’s about a young girl living on a small working cattle ranch on the eastern edge of the Colorado Rockies. Josephine “Jo” Wilson has much to learn about her animals, herself, her family and friends and especially Misha, an older dog she adopts and trains to become a herding dog. This story is a reminder of a better and simpler era growing up outside the sprawl of big cities.