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Duane Lawrence


Duane Lawrence lives in Vancouver, Canada, where he teaches high school French and enjoys regular walks in beautiful Stanley Park.
It was during one leisurely stroll in the park that he decided to write about the animals that live there. Duane also taught English in central Japan for nine years and was a high school French teacher in London, England for one year. Besides English, Duane speaks French and Japanese.

Sammy Squirrel & Rodney Raccoon: A Stanley Park Tale

When best friends Sammy Squirrel and Rodney Raccoon decide to explore the world beyond their home of Stanley Park in Vancouver, an adventure is what they are after and it is certainly what they get. Swept out to sea in a little boat, the woodland creatures embark on an unexpected journey to a mysterious new land. Their courage and ingenuity tested every step of the way, Sammy and Rodney are introduced to exciting new friends like Salty Seagull, Winifred Whale and a shy deer called Shika, who takes them to her home in the new land where they help resolve a crisis they never expected to encounter.

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Sammy Squirrel & Rodney Raccoon: To the Rescue

In this second Stanley Park Tale, Sammy Squirrel and Rodney Raccoon, intent on finding their 'crow-napped' bird friend Judy, leave the safety of their park home to search for her in the big, busy city of Vancouver. Encouraged by old park friends like Renee Rabbit and Squirty Skunk, the two woodland creatures step boldly into the unknown. Finding themselves in the heart of the city at the underground Animal Inn and facing mystery and uncertainty at every turn, Sammy and Rodney get help from new friends Ferdinand Fox and Mortimer Mole. The two park dwellers' courage and determination are sharply tested as the search for Judy Crow becomes more challenging than they ever could have imagined.

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The Song



Oh, Stanley Park

Our home and favourite land

Big Douglas Firs

Where owls hoot, oh so grand

With cedar trees

And surrounding seas

You can walk there all you like

There's a little lake

Where the beavers make

The best dams in the world

Oh, Stanley Park

The animals live free

Oh, Stanley Park

Was made for you and me

Oh, Stanley Park

Was made for


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