The Adventures of Gopher Piddington

Author: David Michaelson

ISBN 978-0-9885032-8-1 (softcover)

ISBN: 978-0-98850-329-8 (eBook)

314 pages. 

Refusing to follow in his father’s footsteps, young Gilbert (Gopher) Piddington rebels at every turn only to find himself in hot water. Through his many adventures he carries his father’s natural boxing ability and his mother’s keep shooting eye, both of which get him into trouble. 

Gopher’s fascination with steam engines is ignited on his tenth birthday when his English grandparents shipped a miniature model of the popular Double Fairlie workhorse locomotive. He learns a real Fairlie steam engine is working somewhere on a Denver & Rio Grande line. At fourteen, Gopher makes plans to run away to Colorado and become a railroad man, much to his parents’ dismay.


This is David’s fourteenth book and his twelfth novel. David has written two cookbooks. THE BURNTWATER COOK:S KITCHEN GUIDE was awarded a Silver Medal. His children’s book, BUTTERFLY DUST was written under his pen name, Nubby Grumpins. It was listed on the recommended reading list and has garnered David the title of Author of the Month. His many awards and accolades were given by The Military Writer’s Society of America. 

David is a US Navy veteran. He has been a professional umpire, a high school head volleyball coach, a line cook, executive chef and a restaurant chef/owner. The Cozy Café received the best food review the Bellingham Herald’s renowned food critic, Stacee Sledge, ever gave a restaurant claiming, “Everything was perfect, from the wine to the ambiance and from the service to the food.”

Category: Fiction, Historical, Western

Type: books

Vendor: David Michaelson

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