Duane Lawrence has been writing children’s books since 2007. His talent and passion for storytelling allowed him to publish three storybooks that feature friendships, adventures, and mysteries. Continue browsing through this page to learn more about his works.
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When best friends Sammy Squirrel and Rodney Raccoon decide to explore the world beyond their Stanley Park home 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 are 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.
In this second Stanley Park Tale, Sammy Squirrel and Rodney Raccoon are intent on finding their ‘crow-napped’ bird friend, Judy, and 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 their search for Judy Crow becomes more challenging than they ever could have imagined.
Due to popular demand, this picture book version of the first story retitled “Sammy Squirrel & Rodney Raccoon – Far from Stanley Park” was done for preschool children who enjoy looking at illustrations and are just beginning to read. The beautiful colour illustrations and the simplified story make this book ideal for reading to younger children.