In the small town of Silverfield, Nevada, Lyle Jeffries counts two outsiders: himself and his grandfather, Bill "Broomtail" Cameron, whose glory days as a mustanger now command little respect. Lyle listens to Bill Cameron's tales of daring and freedom and dreams of becoming a cowboy. But first he needs a horse...
“This is a good read: solid in structure, varied in pace, spare and pointed in characterization.
-Bulletin of the Center For Children’s Books
“A well-written, sensitive novel highly recommended for its exciting adventure and believable characters. Above all it is an important lesson about growing up in America.”
-Books for Children Clemson University
Golden Spur Award for Best Western Juvenile Fiction