South Bentinck Summer is a coming-of-age novel written by the late Alvin Nelson Gauthier. After Gauthier’s passing in 1968, the manuscript passed down to his nephew Raymond Steinberg, who determined to publish the book. In the early 20th century, Gauthier spent many years in the natural world in the Pacific Northwest and as a fur trapper in the Arctic. “Uncle Al,” as he was known to Steinberg, was a great storyteller. He wrote various magazine articles, short stories and a memoir about life in the Arctic. South Bentinck Summer is his only children's book.
Please note: I illustrated the interior illustrations and not the cover.