Picture Book


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Juvenile Fiction/Historical/United States/20th Century
40 pages, hardcover, 8 1/2 x 11 inches
ISBN: 978-0-87178-212-0

10% of the author’s profits will be donated to Heifer International.

Scroll down to listen to the author read the book.

Listen to an interview with the author by “Sammy the Toucan” here.


What people are saying:

“A fascinating and compassionate look at those who do good for the sake of others . . . a marvelous slice of historical fiction.” — Kendal Rautzhan, The Times Herald.

“What a compelling story and so beautifully illustrated. If I didn’t know better, I’d say you made the trip yourself, it is so accurate and has so much ‘feeling’ in it with so little commentary.” — Ken Frantz, seagoing cowboy in June 1945
“The SEAGOING COWBOY is an engaging and inspiring story and a wonderful way to talk about how we each can help people today whose homes and farms have been devastated because of war or natural disaster.” — Nancy Bo Flood, ReaderKidZ blog
“Little known history is always fun to learn about — like this!” — Melissa Taylor, Imagination Soup blog
“The illustrations capture the mood, setting, and challenges described in Miller’s simple rhythmic text…. When the problems of the world loom so overwhelming that hopelessness rears its head, books like this one remind us that problems are solved one person at a time.” —  Sandy Brehl, Unpacking the Power of Picture Books blog
“…a wonderful, uplifting story about the men who delivered more than just livestock to those in need, they delivered hope for the future, too.” — Alex Baugh, The Children’s War blog
“When I requested a review copy, I actually thought I was ordering a scholarly historical recounting of the Heifer Project, but the quality and warmth of the children’s book I received more than made up for my fleeting disappointment.” — Martin Johnson, Bruderhof Voices blog
“Peggy, you understood what I told you, over the last 14 yr, very well. So well you wrote this book as “Thought Full” and vivid as IF you had been a seagoing cowboy.” — the real “Cowboy John,” John Nunemaker, seagoing cowboy in September 1946.
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Listen to the author read the book here. Enjoy!