On Call Back Mountain by Eve Bunting

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Adoring old Bosco, a fire watchman on Call Back Mountain, two boys are saddened when their friend dies but are comforted when they glimpse a running wolf that helps them realize that people who love the land will return to it.

About Eve Bunting

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EVE BUNTING has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz. She lives in Southern California.
Published January 1, 1998 by Scholastic. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Joe and Ben anxiously await the annual summer return of their friend Bosco Burak, the elderly lookout in the fire tower that stands on the peak above their family's cabin.

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Every night, all summer long, the boys flash their lanterns to say good night to Bosco.

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