A girl visiting her grandmother longs for a glimpse of the solitary and rarely seen puma. Her grandmother tells her that if she's patient, one day her wish will come true. But patience is hard, the girl thinks. So, the girl and her grandmother stand watch each day, and then finally, without warning, she sees the beautiful animal from afar. Knowing she may never see a puma again, she realizes that it's everyone's responsibility to protect these increasingly threatened animals.
From award-winning duo Tony Johnston and Jim LaMarche comes a stunning, lyrical picture book about a girl's desire to see an elusive California puma in the wild. Vibrant illustrations and interesting facts about this beautiful and threatened animal help bring this hopeful girl's sense of wonder to young readers everywhere.
"She uses her allowance money to purchase a salt lick with hopes of luring a puma close enough for observation. After over a year of watching and dreaming, she finally sees a puma through the window as it circles the salt lick. The first-person story is told with evocative descriptions as the girl observes the environment around her with a dreamy, imaginative style enlivened by Gram's pithy country sayings.... A lovely, beautifully illustrated story of a child's dream fulfilled." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Oct 1, 2019|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books|