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The Perilous Journey of Gavin the Great:
a fable

Written by
Don Gutteridge

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212 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888874122
$19.95 CA

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About the Book After a devastating flood destroys Earthwood, Gavin, a young raccoon and Ra-in-waiting, finds himself marooned in a desolate landscape with his two brothers. They set out to find food and shelter, and in their early travels meet up with a number of other survivors. Danger lurks everywhere in the form of a Tallwalker with a gun, and they have a number of narrow escapes before they make a shocking discovery. Gavin, shy and bookish, is a reluctant leader, but he takes on the role and leads the group into Everdark, where they confront grotesquely deformed beasts and a band of giant Squeezels. Using all his wit and store of raccoon lore, Gavin leads his little troupe towards Earthwood, earning his spurs and the honorific, Gavin the Great.

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About the Author Don Gutteridge
Don Gutteridge (1937- ) has some thirteen books of poetry and more than seven novels to his credit. Borealis Press has published "Bewilderment," the seventh novel in a series set in Point Edward and Lambton County, Ontario. He has taught in high school and was a member of the Faculty of Education at Western Ontario University until his retirement; he is now Professor Emeritus in that Faculty. He has written nine books and many articles about teaching English.

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