With the Nanaimo River on Vancouver Island as a back-drop, the author
paints a vivid picture of the lifestyle, values and attitudes of a
community of hard-working, country people in this true story of a young
boy growing up on a farm in British Columbia in the 1960s.
experiences both the peace and beauty – and sometimes violent power – of nature as he interacts with the land, the animals, family and
neighbours. Taught by those who understand and live with nature’s laws,
he learns to recognize, appreciate and enjoy the diversity of his