(Nature, animals) “Simple language and homespun charm…A bit of everything: adventure, melancholy, joy…common sense and pathos” – Barbara Mojica. Ransom “Doc” Wilcox’s adventures began in Taber, Alberta, Canada in 1907, but he was soon whisked to the back country of Northern California where his family farmed, tended livestock, and sometimes got by via hunting and fishing—always with the horses and dogs. Once, when the hunter became the prey—of a charging wild boar—Wilcox stuck a pole he was carrying into the ground and climbed up! Another time his Australian Shepherd saved him from a mad boar. Wilcox’s love of animals, music, and the great outdoors is evident in his nature-themed stories (for ages 9 and up). They convey courage, devotion, and perseverance with warmth and sincerity. See Wilcox's International Award winning western thriller: To Swallow the Earth.
42-page, YA/tween book, 5.25" x 8" soft cover story book (and ebook) about horses, diverse characters, some images, approx. 8,000 words, edited by Karl Beckstrand (Anna’s Prayer—for 60 multicultural books, click Karl Beckstrand above), available via Premio Publishing & Gozo Books (worldwide rights Sept. 2013) PremioBooks and libraries. NAT001000, NAT016000, BIO023000, PET004000, Library of Congress catalog number: 2013913405, ISBN: 978-0615856162, e-book ISBN: 978-1301904747