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Children's Fiction Farm & Ranch Life

Adventures on the Circle Star Ranch

by (author) Jackie Cameron

illustrated by Wendi Nordell

Your Nickel's Worth Publishing
Initial publish date
Aug 2021
Farm & Ranch Life, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Country Life
Recommended Age
5 to 8
Recommended Grade
k to 3
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2021
    List Price

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It's a prairie mystery... Cattle have been disappearing from neighbouring ranches, and it's up to Ben and Sarah to figure out what's going on!

The brother and sister—and their fearless dog, Scruffy—have the adventure of their lives racing through blizzards, rescuing a calf, encountering wild animals, riding along on a cattle drive, and solving the mystery of the missing cattle.

A wild west story of life on a ranch!

About the authors

Jackie Cameron and her family had horses and raised beef cattle on their farm near Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Her three children often helped move cattle from one pasture to another. She worked for many years at Swift Current’s public library, and at the central resource centre of both the Prairie West School Division and the Chinook School Division, which enabled her to travel to many schools in southwest Saskatchewan to assist librarians and teachers with classroom resource materials. Now retired, Jackie lives on an acreage outside of Swift Current, where she indulges her passion for reading and writing. She is involved in Write Out Loud, which organizes presentations by nationally and internationally acclaimed authors at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current, and is part of a small group that provides books to local seniors.

Jackie Cameron's profile page

WENDI NORDELL has been drawing for as long as she could hold a pencil. It has always been a favourite pastime and eventually became an occasional job. While her three children were growing up, she painted many murals, including the pediatrics wing in a hospital, a school entrance, and in many homes. She also attended festivals and craft shows, selling hand-drawn gift cards, bookmarks, and illustrations. Now that her children are grown, she has pursued an illustration career, illustrating a dozen books in the last five years, mostly for children, but also including Edward Willett's science-fiction and fantasy poetry collection I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust. Recently, Wendi decided to improve her artistic skills and abilities by returning to the Alberta University of the Arts, pursuing a degree in illustration. Wendi has almost always picked up books based on their cover art, and if there are illustrations inside the book she thinks that’s even better. She truly hopes that her illustrations enhance readers' experience with books--including this one!

Wendi Nordell's profile page

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