When nine year-old Jason Steward becomes the owner of a baby mongoose, he is sure he can take care of him and keep him out of trouble. But Pepper is as full of life and spice as Liberian hot pepper and Jason soon finds himself in a dilemma only God, through prayer, can solve. But where is God when Jason prays?
Missionary author Nancy Sheppard and her two talented children—Heidi as the photographer and Jared as the computer whiz—team up to create a fanciful and colorful Liberian tale. Not unlike the real-life adventures of Heidi, Jared and their three siblings as they enjoyed their childhoods in Africa, this coming-of-age story has at its heart a lovable family pet. Young readers will love the read-along function and the whole family will be delighted by the beautiful photographs and engaging story.