The Rainbow Bridge

The Rainbow Bridge

by Adrian Raeside
  • animal
  • family-and-friendship
  • from-british-columbia
Seven-year-old Rick and his beloved dog Koko are inseparable. They cavort in the swimming hole, chase each other through the fields, play fetch and wrestle. But their relationship changes as Koko grows old and his health declines. With Koko's passing, Rick is devastated. But then one night, he is woken by Buster, a flatulent but well-intentioned messenger dog, who suddenly appears at the boy's bedside. Buster ferries Rick to a magical paradise for pets where Rick is reunited with Koko; it fills Rick's heart with joy. It's a place where cats burrow through fields of catnip, no couch is off-limits to dogs and frisbees are flung endlessly. This mysterious adventure is truly a holiday miracle! Adrian Raeside captures the special bond between humans and their pets, and with marvelous illustrations, brings a gentle humour to a story that will resonate with children and pet lovers of all ages.


Adrian Raeside, author

Adrian Raeside is the creator of the popular The Other Coast comic strip, which appears in over 200 newspapers. Besides being an editorial cartoonist for over three decades, Raeside is the author of over a dozen books, including No Sailing Waits and Other Ferry Tales: 30 Years of BC Ferries Cartoons (Harbour Publishing, 2012), The Rainbow Bridge: A Visit to Pet Paradise (Harbour Publishing, 2012), The Best of Adrian Raeside (Harbour Publishing, 2014) and most recently Tails Don’t Lie 2 (Harbour Publishing, 2017). He lives in Whistler, BC.

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Harbour Publishing



rights available: World

Additional Information

age range: 6 - 9

number of pages: 32

publication date: 04/20/2012

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: finished book