|Wanda Snow Porter
|Books by Wanda Snow Porter
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 baseball. But now Grandpa is
dead and Grandma adopts a wild burro,
expecting him to train the long-eared donkey
with a noisy bray.
Twelve year old José decides only luck will
help him be fearless enough to ride the wild
colts, luck he will get from a pair silver spurs
and chaps made from a brave bull’s hide.
But he has no money. How can he buy silver
spurs? Then the Mexican-American war
starts. And a few days before Christmas,
Colonel John C. Fremont’s battalion camps
on Rancho Grande and everything changes..