About the Author
EULALIA BOURNE has “lived” the books she has authored. The intensity of the many years of her creative teaching in one-room rural schools is captured in this record of a matchless year at a ranch school in the Altar Valley. Incredibly the years of schoolteaching were the same years in which her homestead grew into a cattle ranch, established and thriving under one woman's care alone. Known as “Sister” to hundreds of her neighbors, friends, and former pupils, Sister wrote in her first book that she was wrapped up in “kids and cows.” In WOMAN IN LEVI'S (UA Press, 1967), she told about the cows with affection, wit, and touches of poetry. Here she tells about the kids, and one of the best years of their lives — and hers too — at Baboquivari School.