Cover image for The green colt / S.J. Dahlstrom ; illustrations by Cliff Wilke.
Title:
The green colt / S.J. Dahlstrom ; illustrations by Cliff Wilke.
ISBN:
9781589881143
Edition:
First Paul Dry books edition.
Publication Information:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Paul Dry Books, 2016.

©2016
Physical Description:
158 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Abstract:
Twelve-year-old Wilder Good likes basketball, 4-H club, hanging out with his friends, and reading. But, more than anything, he loves to be outdoors. In this fourth book of the series, Wilder is back at his grandfather's ranch in West Texas. Papa Milam gives him an unexpected gift--his very own "green" colt to break. Wilder is excited to begin, but he quickly realizes that even getting near the colt is much harder than he expected. So Papa hires Tequito, a Mexican vaquero, to help. Tequito doesn't speak much English, and at first Wilder is intimidated. But the vaquero is both gentle and firm with the colt, and soon they're making good progress. Wilder sees how skilled Tequito is with horses, and learns that American cowboying has its roots in a much older Mexican tradition. Breaking his new colt is a challenge, but--as Wilder discovers--it's only the beginning of the joy and pain of owning a horse.
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Winner of the Western Heritage Award for Juvenile Book

Winner of the Will Rogers Medallion Award for Young Readers

Finalist, Western Writers of America Spur Award for Juvenile Fiction

" The Green Colt is told beautifully, with grace and quiet power, and shows S. J. Dahlstrom to be a big new talent. I highly recommend this wonderful book."--Nancy Plain, award-winning author and vice-president of Western Writers of America

Twelve-year-old Wilder Good likes basketball, 4-H club, hanging out with his friends, and reading. But, more than anything, he loves to be outdoors.

In this fourth book of the series, Wilder is back at his grandfather's ranch in West Texas. Papa Milam gives him an unexpected gift--his very own 'green' colt to break. Wilder is excited to begin, but he quickly realizes that even getting near the colt is much harder than he expected. So Papa hires Tequito, a Mexican vaquero, to help. Tequito doesn't speak much English, and at first Wilder is intimidated. But the vaquero is both gentle and firm with the colt, and soon they're making good progress. Wilder sees how skilled Tequito is with horses, and learns that American cowboying has its roots in a much older Mexican tradition.

Breaking his new colt is a challenge, but--as Wilder discovers--it's only the beginning of the joy and pain of owning a horse.

Award-winning author S. J. Dahlstrom delivers a powerful story with a timeless theme. A welcome addition to any child's bookshelf.

S. J. Dahlstrom lives and writes in West Texas. He has numerous magazine credits for his writing and photography. The Adventures of Wilder Good is his first series. His writing draws on his experiences as a cowboy, husband, father, and founder of a boys' ranch.


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S. J. Dahlstrom lives and writes in west Texas. He has numerous magazine credits for his writing and photography. The Adventures of Wilder Good is his first series. His writing draws on his experiences as a cowboy, husband, father, and founder of a boys' ranch.