About the author, Andrew Chapman
I was involved in the early days of canal restoration from the mid 70s and am now retired. I first moved to the Ripon area in the 80s and now live on a narrowboat with my wife , Kath, and our dog, Henry in the marina there. While cruising the canal system in 2016 I came across a boat that could not move as it had lost its propeller. As I towed it to a boatyard to be fixed I thought, "What a great idea for a children's book!"