When his mother is sent to jail in Los Angeles, eleven-year-old Tony goes to live with his forest ranger great-uncle in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where Tony experiences unconditional love for the first time through his friendship with a rescue dog.
- ISBN: 9780805095166
- Illustrators: Ivanov, Aleksey; Ivanov, Olga
- Published: 2013
, Henry Holt
- Themes: Dog, Family life, Foster Homes, Human-animal relationship, novel in verse
- Descriptors: Intermediate (ages 9-14), Latinx in US, Realistic Fiction, United States