The sixth in the ?Aunt Jane? series, this novel picks up a few days after the wedding of Louise to Arthur Weldon. While she is away enjoying her honeymoon, Uncle John decides that he and his two other nieces Elizabeth and Patsy, along with Patsy?s father Major John, should escape the harsh New York winter for some winter sun in southern California. As the party travel across America they find a poor orphan facing a dilemma, and encounter unruly cowboys and wild coyotes. Packed full of adventure, this is an exciting read from the famous ?Oz? author L. Frank Baum. Lyman Frank Baum (1856 ? 1919) was a prolific and well-known American writer. He is best known for his famous series of modern fairy tales set in the imaginary land of Oz. The first of the books, ?The Wonderful Wizard of Oz? is widely considered to be the first true American fairy tale and was the basis for the hugely popular 1939 classic musical ?The Wizard of Oz? starring Judy Garland. Born and raised in New York, Baum held a range of jobs including as a poultry farmer, clerk, and storekeeper before pursuing his talent for writing at the age of 41. He wrote 14 novels in the Oz series, as well as over 40 other novels and over 80 short stories. He died in California in 1919.