In the book, 9-year-old Jack is searching for gold with his dad in the Black Rock Range, when he falls into a cave. He befriends a bat named Pinta and a coyote pup named Sonny, who are determined to help him find his way home.
Tate Publishing quotes New York Times science journalist Jim Robbins as saying, "Bats play a little know, but vital role in the world. This book introduces young readers to their world in an engaging and entertaining way."
Long signed copies of the book last Saturday at the Common Grounds Coffee Shop in Woodland.
"Gold Fever" is available on the Tate Publishing website for $11.99.