As a storm looms in the prairie sky, a boy must ride out to find his wayward younger brother, Will. He dons his red serge coat and stetson hat, saddles up and begins the search. ""You can't hide from a Mountie,"" he calls, but Will roams far, eluding him as the storm closes in. The storm threatens, the older boy searches, confident and determined, the younger boy wanders, oblivious to all but his own delight.
"While the story is rivetting on its own, the carefully researched text and illustrations provide the young reader with a rich and fascinating historical and geographical resource."
"Carter's brief, lyrical text brings the sights and sounds of the Prairie Provinces to life in a way that will help children see the prairie as more than just grass."
"Told in poetic prose with magical illustrations . . . this is a delightful candidate for reading aloud."
"This is a gentle story, set against a dramatic and interesting backdrop."
"The illustrations are full of gold, red, pink and yellow and capture the prairie landscape and the expressions of the characters perfectly."