Troubador Rescue Rosie’s Canal Adventures

Released: 28/01/2018

ISBN: 9781788039512

Format: Paperback

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Rescue Rosie’s Canal Adventures


Lively illustrations complementing fun stories and antics of Henry the dog.
Humorous narrative featuring a skilful mix of fact and fiction.

Climb aboard Rescue Rosie with Skipper Pete and his fluffy, scruffy dog, Henry, as they set off on their travels around the English canal system.

A series of six stories follows Rescue Rosie’s adventures as she helps out whenever and wherever she is needed. If you thought a canal boat is inanimate, think again. Rosie has personality and principles! She is the boss and things usually go the way she plans.

Parents will enjoy the stories and the clues to find the real locations, children will relate to the characters and everyone will enjoy the fabulous colour illustrations. The book is a skilful mixture of fact and fiction. All the locations are real and there is a puzzle in each chapter to work out where the story unfolds. All the stories are imaginary but with elements of reality.

Whether you are a parent who likes canals and boating or a grandparent who is lucky enough to spend time afloat in this magical world you will want the younger members of your family to join in the fun.

Reviewed in Towpath Talk magazine April 2018
Book signing 28th March at Imagined Things bookshop, Westminster Arcade, Harrogate.
Book reading and signing 10th April, Ripon Library.

Towpath Talk

A simple, useful guide. J an a writer and have more than the basic level of understanding but this book still had helpful and insightful tips that I have picked up and used. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an entry level text on the subject.

by NetGalley review

Andrew  Chapman

Andrew has been involved in the canal world for many years having taken an active part in the restoration movement in the mid 1970s.

He now lives on his narrowboat in Ripon and spends the summers cruising England's beautiful waterways.

The inspiration for Rescue Rosie came in 2016 while towing a broken down boat to a boatyard.

Andrew Chapman
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