Danny Ain't by Joe Cottonwood
Approx. 51,730 words.
Published on June 24, 2012.
Danny is a boy living alone in a trailer with no money and little food. Then the coyotes come to visit. Coyotes are tricksters. Coyotes are clever survivors. So is Danny as he learns what kind of human being he truly is — and what kind he ain't.
"A finely crafted story. The characters are enormously appealing." — School Library Journal