SMITH, David

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The Red Bandanna (Orca, $7.95)

Newly arrived in the Cariboo from the big city, 11-year-old Jake Grant discovers a pregnant coyote in the woodshed in The Red Bandanna (Orca, $7.95), a first novel by outdoorsman David John Smith. Jake raises the litter’s runt and a tense relationship ensues with a neighbouring rancher. One of the founding editors of Sea Kayaker magazine, Smith divides his time between Galiano Island and Vancouver, where he works with street youth. 1-55143-138-6