In Tales of Three Peninsulas and an Island, Gary Swagart relates stories about the characters he has crossed paths with in the good old days. The setting of these tales is Isle Royale and three of Michigan's peninsulas: the Lower Peninsula, the Upper Peninsula, and the Keweenaw Peninsula, though most of them could have taken place wherever real characters are found, which is basically anywhere there are people.
His love of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Lake Superior, and Isle Royale, despite incidents that easily could have resulted in catastrophe, shows though. That love of this harsh, beautiful part of the world was shared by Yoopers like Old Drifter, who narrowly escaped the icy fingers of death, and the awesome Mr. S, a totally blind man, whose unique abilities and achievements were beyond belief.
The Lower Peninsula of Michigan is beautiful in its own right with its rolling hills, farms and woodlands. Gary spent many pleasant hours hunting the wily rooster pheasant, deer, and 'coon there. Though, in general, Lower Peninsula residents (Trolls) have a slightly different perspective on many things than Yoopers, many characters reside there as well. The State Motto is "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you." The part about the pleasant peninsula could be replaced with "some real characters" and it would be just as true.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)|
Table of Contents
|List of Illustrations||ix|
|Fish for Breakfast||15|
|Chuck and the Puppy||33|
|Eighth Grade Trip||42|
|What Goes 'Round Comes 'Round||48|
|Just the Way I like 'Em||64|
|Better Take It Easy||75|
|Best of Intentions||79|
|About the Author||97|