During the flu epidemic of 1913, Lloyd has been sent to relatives in the country. He is frightened of coyotes, illness and independence, but finds himself bundled into a wagon on a stormy night, a tiny nameless baby thrust into his arms. He must get the baby to safety, but will he be able to overcome his fears sufficiently to drive the wagon along the deserted muddy road, as rain pelts down and darkness falls? When the wagon slips sideways into a ditch, Lloyd faces an even greater test.Marilynn Reynolds is the author of many beloved historical picture books, including Belle's Journey, The Magnificent Piano Recital,winner of the Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Award, and A Present for Mrs. Kazinski.Marilynn's book Goodbye to Griffiths Street,won the Christie Harris Book Award in 2005. Master storyteller and creator of characters and settings that stay with the reader long after the tale is told, Marilynn researches the historical period for each story with great care.Don Kilby's unique vision of rural life stems partly from the time he spent on the prairie and partly from the myriad jobs he has held including lumberjack, steelworker, paperboy and graphic artist. His paintings capture the detail and shifting moods of the landscape and its inhabitants. Don has also illustrated The Prairie Fire,another picture book by Marilynn Reynolds, nominated for the CLA Book of the Year Award and chosen for the American Bookseller Association's prestigious Pick of the Lists.Reynolds, Marilynn is the author of 'Name of the Child' with ISBN 9781551432212 and ISBN 1551432218.