“A fine, superbly illustrated tale of adventure, bravery, and loyalty.”—

starred Kirkus Reviews and

one of their Best Books of 2015


“The story is told without proper names or deep characterization; readers move through the dramatic action and poetic language as if privy to someone else's dream or recreated memory...[a] lovely prose poem            adventure.”

starred Publishers’ Weekly

A New York

Public Library

Book of the Year


Read an interview, Six Minutes with MJR, in LitPick, complete with pictures of the cattle dog and me!

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A Bank Street

College  Book   

of the Year 2016   


Reading Association’s Children’s Choice Book