ELLEN ELIZABETH HAWKINS, Mobeetie Texas, 1886
New York : Aladdin, 1997
father is away, selling drought-weary cattle before they die of thirst
on the parched Panhandle ranch. Her grandfather, trying to repair a failing
windmill by moonlight, falls and is knocked unconscious--leaving pasture
gates open and the cattle, including a prized and rare hereford bull, untended.
Ellen, and her mare Deerfoot, must now get Grandpa safe to the house, then
gather the herd. Can Ellen save the animals? Can she prove to her father
that she is a capable rancher, even if she is a girl?
(Kathleen Duey, author. email@example.com)
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