Paul Bunyan on the West Coast.
Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 1995. 56pp, paper, $12.95.
Grades 4 and up / Ages 9 and up.
Paul Bunyan on the West Coast is a fun read that blends tall tales and West Coast mythology to embellish the larger-than-life story of Paul Bunyan. "Some people say that Paul Bunyan was a New England logger and never set foot west of the Rockies. This is not true," says author Tom Henry, who goes on to present evidence to support his claim:
Paul logged up and down the Pacific Coast for years and there is plenty of evidence to prove it. Like the Gulf and San Juan Islands. Paul made those islands.
So tall were the firs and hemlocks that it took eight men a week of looking to see the tops. They were so big around that fallers would die of old age making a cut and the next generation would finish it off.
Peter Ross Croskery is an Environmental Communications Specialist living in Grimsby, Ontario.
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