The Orange Slipknot by Jan Young
Approx. 35,930 words.
Published on March 21, 2010 by
Raven Publishing of Montana.
An innocent prank has serious consequences for twelve-year-old Ben who wants to show his cowboy father and the surly cow boss that he's ready to take more responsibility. Roping a ground squirrel was not the way to do it. Caught in the midst of their conflict, Ben comes to terms with his life. This book accurately portrays an American subculture: ranch life in the Great Basin of the United States.