When eleven-year-old Wesley’s father dies, she and her mother must move in with Aunt Cindy on a working farm. Watching the birth of a litter of Australian shepherd puppies, Wesley pleads with her aunt to save the life of a runt. The puppy, an undersized red merle named Piper, is a challenge from the start, with a natural talent for trouble as well as for herding sheep.
Through hard work and long hours, the dog and girl become inseparable and even stand a chance at the herding championship. But when Piper and Wesley are set upon by marauding coyotes, it is Piper who must protect Wesley. Will the dog save the girl who gave her a second chance? Will they still have a shot at the big title?
Piper tells the timeless story of a girl and her dog, and the ties that bind them together. Natale Ghent has crafted a tale that speaks to anyone who has struggled from something they truly believe in, and for a place to call home.