Jake and his friend, the Kid, on their Saskatchewan farm are part of our history. By way of the pages of "Maclean's," through episode after episode on CBC Radio and later on TV, the lively boy and his cranky old yarn-spinning hero have found their way into the hearts of millions of Canadians. Margaret Laurence wrote about the impact on her: "These stories were among the first that many of us who lived on the prairies had ever read concerning our own people, and our own place and our own time. When grain elevators, gophers, or the sloughs and bluffs of the 'bald-headed prairie' were mentioned, there was a certain thrill of recognition. The same applied to the characters who inhabited Crocus. A prevalent feeling on the subject was, as I recall-"that's us; he writing about us."" Laughter and tears, a Christmas Eve blizzard, a lost puppy, and "The Day Jake Made Her Rain" are all to be found in these tales of Crocus, Saskatchewan, along with as richly eccentric a cast of small-town characters as you will meet in a month of Prairie Sundays.