Libro en inglés. Colt is mad. The 12-year-old idolizes his dad, a champion bull rider on the professional rodeo circuit, but has lived with his mom since his parents divorce. And now shes up and dragged him away from Idaho Falls to a strange new home in northern California, where she rediscovers gourmet cooking and launches a friendship with their handsome neighbor, Angelo. And then wouldnt you know it, Colts beloved pet cat, Smoke, goes missing, and the boy waits for a dangerously dark and stormy night to set off on a solo search. What next? Hint: things will get worse before they get better. Jukes, a Newbery Honor winner, has written a fitfully engaging but often predictable story about an appealing boy trying to come to grips with a new life. Yes, adult readers may find her tone a bit patronizing at times, but kids enamored with cats and cowboys probably wont care about that. And did I mention theres a ghost, too?