West Wind, and The Mirrors of Castle Doone are just a couple of the many stories Elisabeth Kyle has written for this age group and the one below it. With this- she makes Scotland her background again and into her very sharp description of the life around a small sheep town, has woven a mystery and the revival of an old legend. Laurie, an American girl, comes to Kirktown to stay with her Aunt Minnie and questionable sheepfarmer Uncle Neil. With the news that sheep have been disappearing, she comes to grips with facts that involve the virtue of Kelsie, Uncle Neil's dog, and of Yarrow, young Jim Elliot's dog- and as Laurie and Jim become partners in their determination to clear Yarrow- they also clear old family grudges that send Uncle Neil and his thieving companions packing. Moor mist and a certain sensitivity elevate this over others.