Leaving Richard's Valley on CBC Book's Summer reading list

“The CBC Books summer reading list: 33 books to check out this season” / CBC Books / June 28, 2019

Summer is here! It's the perfect season to read a good book. We have 33 suggestions for you, from Canada and around the world, from YA to fiction to poetry to comics. There's something for everyone on this list.


Toronto artist Michael DeForge collects his Instagram comic Leaving Richard's Valley in book form, following the fates of Omar the Spider, Neville the Dog and Ellie Squirrel as they risk the wrath of a beloved but tyrannical leader in order to save their friend, Lyle the Raccoon. When exposed, the three friends are kicked out of the only home they've ever known and make their way to the big city for a fresh start. 

Leaving Richard's Valley won the Slate Book Review and Vermont's Center for Cartoon Studies's Cartoonist Studio Prize for best web comic in 2018. 

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