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Vishnu Temple Press publishes and distributes non-fiction books about the Grand Canyon and Colorado Plateau.

Vishnu Temple in the Grand Canyon Art © Ron Short

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Bobby, Brighty, and the Wylie Way
A Collection of Stories, Letters, and Memoirs

by Martha McKee Krueger


For her tenth birthday Martha Krueger received a copy of Brighty of the Canyon by Marguerite Henry from her grandparents. Unlike most of the children who read the book in the 1950s, she knew the little boy who befriended the burro in the story. He was her father, Robert “Bobby” McKee. His parents and grandparents ran tourist camps, called the Wylie Way, across the American West and he spent his childhood summers at the one on the North Rim. He led the good-natured little burro named Brighty down to a spring where he would fill the barrels on the burro’s back and then lead him back to the camp, unload the water, then do it all again several times a day. The book is still in print and there is a statue of Brighty in the present-day North Rim Lodge much-hugged by generations of children.
There was a lot more to the story so now, in her eighth decade, Krueger draws from family letters, journals, and photographs to recount the real-life stories of Bobby, Brighty, and running a camp a long way from anywhere.
978-1-7322192-4-3, 104 pages, 6" wide x 9" high, B&W photographs, November 2019, $14.95.

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Order Bobby, Brighty, and the Wylie Way and John Riffey Last of the Old Time Rangers and save $$. Combination of the two books available for $20

A Collection of Stories, Letters, and Memoirs
by Martha McKee Krueger
978-1-7322192-4-3, 104 pages, 6"x 9" B&W photographs, November 2019, $14.95

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