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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- ) Don Gutteridge is the author of more than fifty-five books: poetry, fiction and scholarly works in educational theory and practice. He was born in Sarnia and raised in the nearby village of Point Edward. He has an Honours English degree from Western University. After graduation, he taught high school English for seven years before joining Western´s Faculty of Education. There he taught English methods for twenty-five years. In 1970 he won the President´s Medal for the best periodical poem of that year, "Death At Quebec." His poetry collection Coppermine was shortlisted in 1973 for the Governor General´s Award. To hear interviews with the poet, go to http://www. He is currently Professor Emeritus and lives in London, Ontario.

Also by the Author Foster's Pond (2019)

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