Ten-year-old Willy is facing the race of his life. It's more than just a 10-mile dogsled race through the frozen Wyoming countryside. The $500 grand prize will save the family's potato farm and possibly his grandfather's life. It won't be easy. Also competing is Stone Fox, the mysterious and legendary Shoshone Indian mountain man who has never lost a race. Stone Fox uses his race winnings to buy back Shoshone tribal land in Utah. Both Little Willy and the giant Stone Fox race for noble causes, but only one can win. Stone Fox was named an outstanding book by the New York Times, and a notable work of fiction by the Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People. John Reynolds Gardiner has also worked as a writer adapting children's stories for television. A native of Los Angeles, he has lived in Germany, Central America, and the state of Idaho, where he first heard the legend that is the basis for Stone Fox, his first published work.