Wilder Good: Black Rock Brothers


S. J. Dahlstrom

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Format Paperback
Pages 210
Size 5" x 8"
ISBN 9781589881273
Publication Date August 2018 (available for preorder)
Tags featured, New & Forthcoming, Young Adult
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“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

"If you like Hank, you'll like Wilder Good, too."John R. Erickson, author of Hank the Cowdog

Every boy has it in his soul to make the big trip.  

Alone, into the wild. 

Wilder feels the call after reading about an obsidian deposit on a forgotten bluff in the Spanish Peaks Wilderness. If he can find the glassy, black, volcanic rock, he’ll be able to replace his family’s most cherished heirloom. Wilder wants to prove that he can make the journey alone, but his parents make him bring his best friend Big, and a new kid called Corndog. With no adults to turn to, can the three boys face the rigors of the outdoors—and each other?

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.

Learn more about S. J. Dahlstrom in this Q&A. Watch S.J. Dahlstrom give his acceptance speech at the 2017 Western Heritage Awards. See a video piece on the author and his books.

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

#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

"The Elk Hunt is a book for young men's men."Texas Home School Coalition

#2 Texas Grit

Will Rogers Medallion Gold Medal Winner 

"I am a big fan of this series. Texas Grit is every bit as insightful and positive as the first one."Glenn Dromgoole, Texas Reads

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

#3 Wilder and Sunny

Lamplighter Finalist (Triple Crown Awards)

#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

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

"Wilder loves the outdoors, and the author's appreciation for nature rings true in his writing. The language was rich, and the imagery was vivid. I felt as if I was walking the ranch with Wilder, feeling his pain or his excitement."The Old Schoolhouse

#5 Black Rock Brothers

"With his fifth book in the series Dahlstrom takes a leap! Black Rock Brothers reminds us that in an ever disconnected world, friendship, family, and honor are the true ties that bind."Paul Allen Hunton, Texas Tech University Public Media 

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