Momo, a young girl whose adventures take place in the last years of the British rule in India, has wanted a red-gold Lhasa Terrier puppy since she first saw one at her Buddhist monastery. When her dream finally comes true, it is short-lived because a band of robbers steals the valuable dog and escapes to the mountains. Momo is determined to get her dog back and dangerously follows the robbers through the Great Trade Route across the mountains. In this adventurous tale, Momo's courage and faith in Buddha see her safely through. Black and white illustrations included. 192 pgs, pb.