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Description - Sammy Squirrel and Rodney Raccoon by Duane Lawrence

When best friends Sammy Squirrel and Rodney Raccoon decide to explore the world beyond Vancouver's Stanley Park, they are carried on a fantastic adventure. Swept out to sea in a little boat, the woodland creatures journey across the Pacific Ocean all the way to Japan. While their courage and ingenuity are tested at every turn, Sammy and Rodney are met by good fortune and are helped by new friends Salty Seagull, Winifred Whale and a deer called Shika. The wide-eyed travellers help resolve a crisis with the deer in Nara, Japan and by the time they return safely home, have broadened their world and gained a deeper understanding of animal and human interactions. The story of Sammy Squirrel and Rodney Raccoon, though a fictional animal adventure, addresses real-life issues about relationships between animals and people. An illustrated chapter book, and first in the Stanley Park Tales series, it promotes awareness and sensitivity to the needs of others.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781894694544
ISBN-10: 1894694546
Format: Paperback
(105mm x 205mm x mm)
Pages: 106
Imprint: Granville Island Publishing
Publisher: Granville Island Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Duane Lawrence

Duane Lawrence was born in Princeton, BC, works as a high-school teacher and has taught in London, England and Nara, Japan. Now living in Vancouver, he enjoys walking through the city's Stanley Park, and during one such stroll, was inspired to write about the animals that live there. He speaks English, French and Japanese.

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