Wilder Good: Cow Boyhood


S. J. Dahlstrom

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Format Paperback
Pages 176
Size 5" x 8"


Publication Date 7/20/2021
Tags featured, New & Forthcoming, Wilder Good, Young Adult
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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.

Learn more about Wilder at wildergood.com and read his running journal entries about wild stuff.

S. J. Dahlstrom lives and writes in West Texas. He has numerous magazine credits for his writing and photography. The Adventures of Wilder Good is his first series. His writing draws on his experiences as a cowboy, husband, father, and founder of a boys' ranch.

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Praise for S. J. Dahlstrom and the Adventures of Wilder Good series:

“If you like Hank, you’ll like Wilder Good, too.”―John R. Erickson, author of Hank the Cowdog

“Dahlstrom’s superb writing takes Wilder through those anxiety-producing years between childhood and adulthood, when life’s simplest and most important lessons are learned.”―Forbes

“Very family-oriented, very wholesome.”―Lone Star Literary Life

Praise for #1 The Elk Hunt: The Adventure Begins:

Lamplighter Finalist (Triple Crown Awards)

"Among the best books for young boys I've seen in years. This is classic Americana, values and all."―Robert Pratt, Pratt on Texas

Praise for #2 Texas Grit:

Will Rogers Medallion Gold Medal Winner

"Family, friendships and faith converge to provide a thoughtful story for independent readers or for parents reading with their children."―The Christian Chronicle

"Dahlstrom writes about ranch life with flair and specific detail."―WORLD magazine

Praise for #3 Wilder and Sunny:

Lamplighter Finalist (Triple Crown Awards)

Praise for #4 The Green Colt:

Winner of the Western Heritage Award for Juvenile Book

Winner of the Will Rogers Medallion Award for Young Readers

Finalist, Western Writers of America Spur Award for Juvenile Fiction

"Wizards, zombies and vampires dominate young adult literature. S. J. Dahlstrom adds cowboys, family and faith to the mix."―The Christian Chronicle

"Horse-loving readers will identify with Wilder, and take away positive messages about horses, respect, family, friendship, and never giving up."―Western Horseman

Praise for #5 Black Rock Brothers:

"Dahlstrom’s Wilder Good books are wholesome, action-oriented stories that encourage boys to learn about their environment, respect others, and read good books . . . Black Rock Brothers, in my opinion, is the best one yet."―Glenn Dromgoole, Lone Star Literary Life

"Black Rock Brothers is a classic adventure tale, with close calls, big mistakes, near misses, and last-ditch efforts to meet the goal. The success or failure of the mission is almost beside the point; it’s in the journey that the boys will discover their personal strengths and weaknesses. It’s a rewarding journey for anyone, and may just inspire some enterprising boy to put down the PlayStation and start dreaming of his own quest."―Redeemed Reader

"So many wonderful lessons to be learned within the pages of this book."―Old School House Magazine

Praise for #6 Silverbelly:

Winner of the Western Heritage Award for Juvenile Book

Winner of the Will Rogers Medallion Award for Young Readers

Finalist, Western Writers of America Spur Award for Juvenile Fiction

"Another excellent book in the Wilder Good series"―Robert Pratt, Pratt on Texas

"Spur Award finalist S.J. Dahlstrom has brought this coming-of-age tale to life through his natural, easy writing style and stunningly beautiful descriptions. I have been a Wilder fan from the start, and each subsequent adventure only gets better."―Roundup Magazine 

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