Let Duane Lawrence take you on an adventure through his fiction books! The Sammy Squirrel and Rodney Raccoon books are a two-part series that highlight the importance of courage, friendships, exploration, and determination.
Teacher Duane Lawrence, the author of “Sammy Squirrel and Rodney Raccoon: A Stanley Park Tale,” shares how he’s getting into the Canada Day spirit by setting a song to our national anthem and having some students perform.
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An excerpt from the first story…
Chapter One – The Surprisingly Dangerous Nut Haul
Oh dear, he muttered to himself, I’d better finish my nut gathering before any snowfalls. He’d always felt this was a wonderful way to spend a late autumn day. But on this morning, it was raining “people and pets,” as the old animal saying goes. And that would make going on a nut haul an unpleasant task for any squirrel, even a good-natured, hardworking one like Sammy.
After a delicious breakfast of roasted acorns and green leaf tea, Sammy hurriedly dressed in his green rain hat and coat, grabbed his favorite green umbrella, and scurried towards the door. He stopped for a moment to admire himself in the hallway mirror.
Oh, I love green things! Evergreen, forest green, anything green! And I do look good in green, too – somewhat like a little green shrub, come to think of it.
Full of admiration for the stylish reflection he had seen in the mirror, Sammy opened the door and peered out. Wriggling his nose, he sniffed the air as a quick safety check, for he never knew if an unfriendly hawk might be lurking in the treetops at this time of day. Satisfied there was no sign of danger from the animal world, he hurried down the tree and headed along the winding trail in his fancy “green shrub” attire.
Duane Lawrence is the creative mind behind the Sammy Squirrel and Rodney Raccoon fiction books. He is a retired teacher and published author. Continue browsing through this website to learn more about him and his amazing works.