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ISBN 13: 978-1-55017-109-9
ISBN 10: 1-55017-109-7
illustrations throughout
6 x 9 - 56 pp
CAD$14.95 • USD$14.95

Paul Bunyan on the West Coast

by Tom Henry, illustrated by Kim La Fave
For young people and anyone else who loves West Coast mythology, tall tales, stories of the woods, and just plain fun.

Book Description

"Paul Bunyan was in BC, that much we can prove. For evidence there is the Inside Passage, the Gulf Islands, Mount Baker and canned meat." So begins Paul Bunyan on the West Coast, a chronicle of Paul's last adventures, when he worked his way across the continent and finally reached the great conifer forests of the West Coast. It was here he faced his greatest challenges: fallers of old-growth coast timber would often die of old age before they finished making a cut and the next generation would have to finish it off.

Half Canadian, half American and half Scottish, Bunyan was so big he combed his beard with a pine tree, and he fed salesmen and lawyers to his pet moosehound, Elmer. The Inside Passage was dug when he went up north and dragged a glacier back down the coast, and Mount Baker wound up in its present location when Babe, Paul's giant blue ox, got tired of being tied to it in eastern Washington and moved it a few miles.