"A realistic and perceptive slice of ranch life, seamlessly incorporating a good deal of information on branding (there's an informative note, too), and tenderly illustrated in Himler's signature watercolor style. (Fiction/Young reader. 6-10)"
An unsentimental, but not unsympathetic, story about a child who has ``always looked forward to branding day'' and its excitement and neighborly cooperation—until she has her own calf.
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