Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Leanin' Dog

Dessa Dean badly needs a friend. Her mama died and she hasn't been able to leave the cabin since that horrible time. Her daddy must go out to hunt for food to keep them alive through the winter. Then, one day, the thing she wishes for appears in the form of the Leanin' Dog, who not only becomes her friend, but her guardian angel as well. This is a sweet story told in a style that reminds me of Little House on the Prairie.

K. A. Nuzum is a real cowgirl from Colorado! Like Dessa, she grew up in a house without a dad and loved dogs and other animals. Click on the title link above to enter her Leanin' Dog poetry contest and find recipes from mama's cookbook