Illustrated by Dennis Hutchins, Red Paddles (Mitchell Press, 1968) is Isabel Reekie's fictional adventure story about two boys in Burrard Inlet. It's a story of a young boy and his Indian friend who survive the great Vancouver fire of June 13, 1886 aboard their raft. The author grew up on a farm north of Pierson, Manitoba. A former school teacher, she published a previous title called Along the Old Melita Trail (Regina: Modern Press, 1965). She lived in Vancouver for 13 years prior to moving to Brandon, Manitoba.

[BCBW 2004]