The Orange Slipknot
by Jan Young
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.