Old Ramon Author:Jack Schaefer A timeless story by the author of Shane, Old Ramon centers on a wise older shepherd, a young boy, and two brave dogs. Ramon teaches the boy, who is the son of his patron, how to care for a herd in the harsh terrain of the desert. The boy learns about sheep and sandstorms, rattlesnakes and wolves; he also learns about friendship and loss, brave... more »ry and cool-headed wisdom. Set in the Old West, where the cultures of Mexico and Southern California converge, Old Ramon offers both a journey back to the adventures of the past and a universal story of growing up.
Jack Schaefer is one of the most celebrated authors of Westerns. Shane, which became a major motion picture, is considered a classic of the Western genre. Old Ramon was a 1961 Newberry Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book. Mr Schaefer lived in New Mexico at the time of his death in 1991.