Author Tags: Kidlit & Young Adult
Duane Lawrence’s Sammy Squirrel and Rodney Raccoon: A Stanley Park Tale is touted as “the quintessential BC children’s book.” Previously released as The Adventures of Joseph Squirrel and Dean Raccoon in 2003, this self-published story follows the adventures of two best friends who explore the world beyond Vancouver’s Stanley Park when they get swept out to sea and end up in Nara, Japan. The errant park residents receive a ride back home from Winifred Whale. The new version features illustrations by Gordon Clover. In the second installation of the Stanley Park tale, Sammy Squirrel and Rodney Raccoon: To the Rescue, Sammy and Rodney leave Stanley Park in search of their bird friend, Judy.
Trilingual Duane Lawrence taught English in central Japan for nine years and now teaches high school French in Vancouver.
The Adventures of Joseph Squirrel and Dean Raccoon (Trafford 2006). 0-75411-591-7
Sammy Squirrel and Rodney Raccoon: A Stanley Park Tale (Granville Island 2007) $12.95 978-7-894694-54-4 ages 6+
Sammy Squirrel and Rodney Raccoon: To the Rescue (Granville Island 2011) 978-1-894694-98-8 $12.95
[BCBW 2011] "Kidlit" "Stanley Park"