Everything in thirteen-year-old Tim McGrew's life stinks. It was bad eugh his dad left, but even worse, he must move to his grandparent's remote ranch on Nowhere Mountain, leave his friends and school behind, and give up playing baseball. He loves his whacky grandma and enjoyed summer visits at the ranch backpacking and horseback riding with his grandpa. But w Grandpa is dead. And Tim and his dog, Tiny, are the only males in a house full of women. To top off his problems, Grandma adopts a wild burro from the Bureau of Land Management and expects him to train it. Tim hopes it's true that Grandpa's ghostly vibes still linger around the ranch because he needs help taming the long-eared donkey with a isy bray, and even more important, needs advice on how to get his parents back together. About the Author: Wanda Sw Porter Wanda Sw Porter, a native Californian, grew up in San Luis Obispo County riding horseback on land once part of an old Mexican rancho. Married to a cattle rancher, she's an avid horsewoman, learned the vaquero way of riding and training horses, and earned a Bronze Medal Riders Award from the United States Dressage Federation. As a docent for the historic Dana Adobe, she helps school children experience what life was like for the vaqueros who lived and worked on the early California rancho. Her kwledge of horses and history inspired her to write the young adult vel, Spurs for Jose, published by Whimsical Publications. She's also the author/illustrator of the Burro Picture Book Series published by Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos.