Call of the Burro: The Second Book in the Series
The author, P. J. Day and his two brothers and two sisters grew up in the magical valley of Tesuque (Tazookey), located about five miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. One of the family pets was a little gray burro they had named Pedro, who was less than a year old when he came to live with them. While reminiscing about that marvelous childhood Christmas Day 2001, P.J. wrote a short poem for his daughter, placing Pedro smack dab in the middle of the very first Christmas. A Burro's Tale evolved from that poem and Call of the Burro is the continuation of that story.
The setting for Call of the Burro is also the Tesuque Valley, and in addition to most of the original burros from the first story, there are now three new little baby burro's and one additional new adult burro. Call of the Burro takes place 12 years after the original story. The three mischievous little youngsters in Call of the Burro narrowly escape a life and death situation with the help of an unexpected hero. As in A Burro's Tale, Call of the Burro is filled with many life lessons for teenagers and young adults and throughout the story, when tested, it's about doing the right thing. Woven within the story is yet another occasion in which Pedro must find the courage to do the right thing and to once again come to the aid of the Holy Family in their time of need.