Illustrated by Garth Williams

About The Book

Francisco is a lonely boy. Amigo is a prairie dog. They both live in the desert, and both want someone to play with. Francisco thinks that he's "taming" Amigo, his pet -- but Amigo knows better.

About The Author

Byrd Baylor lives and writes in Arizona, presenting images of the Southwest and an intense connection between the land and the people. Her prose illustrates vividly the value of simplicity, the natural world, and the balance of life within it.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (May 12, 1989)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689712999
  • Grades: K - 3
  • Ages: 5 - 8
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