A simple, friendly narrative of life on a sheepranch near Yellowstone, describes the year young Dan and Jack spend with their Uncle Emmett while waiting for word from their father, a newsman missing in Korea. The boys and their mother are ready to face the reality of Dad's probable death. But until they hear for sure, the ranch invitation comes as a welcome release from pent up worries, and as they plunge into their new surroundings, the boys learn a great deal about the West. Good news at last is made even better with a new post for Dad that enables the boys to round out the winter and another summer at the ranch. A straightforward informative little book.