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  • SubGenre:Cooking & Food
  • Age Range (years):3 - 7
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Little Johnny Diamond
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:30
  • Hardcover ISBN:9798350924305

Little Johnny Diamond and the Very Windy Day

by John Wiltse View author's profile page

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Little Johnny Diamond loves to ride his pony to visit his grandpa, but the wind blows Little Johnny and his pony off the trail and into the prickly cactus. Hurt, and unable to ride, can Little Johnny make it to Grandpa's house?
In this endearing western yarn for young readers, Little Johnny Diamond sets out for a ride on his pony across the windy plains to visit his grandpa. As the wind gathers force, Little Johnny and his pony are blown off the trail. With cowboy grit and determination, the little boy battles the elements to make it to grandpa's house where he is greeted with love, a warm fire, and the comfort that only a grandparent can provide. Dedicated to the love of grandparents everywhere, and including a fun recipe for "Cowboy Cookies", this book is sure to delight - and offers a sweet treat to bake!
About the author
John Wiltse, or "Johnny Diamond" as he's colloquially known, hails from a ranch nestled at the base of the Beartooth Mountains in Clark, Wyoming. Growing up as the youngest of five in the 1970s, his childhood was filled with ranch chores, camaraderie, wandering the streams and hills, and unforgettable adventures. His early experiences working as a horse wrangler and guide in his father's outfitting business later inspired his semi-autobiographical tales of colorful western characters and intriguing incidents. John pursued a successful career in photography, capturing timeless images for publications like Time Magazine, Forbes, Businessweek, Sports Illustrated, and Smithsonian, and traveled on assignments to places like Russia, China, Japan, South Africa and Scotland. However, his heart remained tethered to the plains and mountains of his youth. His debut book, "Little Johnny Diamond and the Very Windy Day," was born from a letter he wrote to his grandparents about a windy-day adventure on his pony. Now residing in Boise, Idaho, with his wife, Heidi, John cherishes the simple pleasures of life – travel, photography, books, hiking and camping, skiing, and spending time with their two cats. Most importantly, as proud grandparents themselves, John and Heidi relish in the role that inspired his first book.
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