Western Heritage Awards Wrangler Winner, Juvenile Book, 2022
Cow Boyhood is the seventh book in the award-winning Wilder Good series, published by Paul Dry Books.
This book covers a theme not limited to youth and coming of age; it is a subject we find ourselves dealing with, often uncomfortably, throughout our lives as we recognize the limitations placed on our parents and mentors by age.
Thirteen-year-old Wilder has spent his boyhood watching men like his grandpa Papa Milam... and wanting to be like them. Now he is leaving on a two day cattle drive through river and canyon country with his aging Papa and another older man, Red Guffey. In big ranch country full of livestock and wild animals, Wilder is forced to recognize that his own instincts and abilities may have become greater than those of his heroes.