- Jan. 18, 2022
-- Retired Physician Shows His Writing Chops at Age 93!Red Tide
*,* an environmental/
adventure story for middle grade children, tells how a grandfather helps a city boy cope with grief about his sick mother, enjoy the outdoors and about the threats to the environment. The boy learns about wildlife and to fish and sail. He overcomes bullying and gains the confidence needed to jump into the sea to save his grandfather.
Dr. John Raffensperger grew up in a small town on the Illinois River. He wasn't an athlete but was an omnivorous reader and spent time roaming the woods and canoeing. He graduated from the University of Illinois Medical School in 1953. After learning basic medicine and surgery, how to set broken bones and to deliver babies during his internship at Cook County Hospital, he spent two years as a medical officer on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. His experiences there are memorialized in "The Ship's Cat," a story in his medical essays book.
Publisher's Website: http://sbprabooks.com/johnraffensperger/