This is the first of a series of young adult novels that follow sixteen year old William Dean Ritter, aka "Montana" from his Montana farm to a Wyoming cattle ranch, Dodge City, Kansas and Texas. Through the several adventures he encounters in pursuit of his dream to become a cowboy, something unexpected happens - he becomes a man.
The saga starts with "Call Me Montana - The Beginning," where you get to know the boy and his famous horse "Spirit." The characters and plot lines harken back to the best of the western serials of the 40's and 50's, where morality, integrity and self reliance ruled the day. This 195 page novel is suitable for young adult readers.
I remember that morning like it was yesterday. The sky was blue as a robin’s egg and there was a light breeze coming up from south. I was just t...