Beavers Eh to Bea is the story of Lil Anderson, a well known scientist in the Lake of the Woods area, as she cares for, and falls in love with, an orphaned beaver named Eh. Two years of work, adventure, fun and sorrow see Eh through to beaver adulthood and eventual release.
Through Lil and Eh's journey we also meet Bea (beaver kit B), Chucksey (baby woodchuck C), Beeper (a buck fawn), and Cephie (an eaglet). Lil does not do her work alone and many of her wards require the expert hand of sympathetic local vets and like-minded wildlife organizations.
Readers will enjoy the heart-warming story of Eh's life, full of trials and triumphs, but they will also get a first-hand look at the ways of Canadian wildlife.
"[Beavers Eh to Bea] gives ample reason to believe that beavers are capable of feeling ... " – The Globe and Mail
"Well written, full of truths and insight, this book is a beautiful tesitmonial to her work – and to ours. I'd highly recommend adding this book to your library." – OWREN Network News
"Anyone who has read and appreciated the works of Canadian Naturalist R.D. Lawrence will find Ms. Anderson's contribution a welcomed shelf companion for his books. And anyone who enjoys a good nature story and wants more than just a field guide to wildlife in the boreal forest will surely treasure Beavers Eh to Bea." – Phil Burke, Lake of the Woods Area News
"If you enjoyed Kay McKeever's stories about raising owls, you'll want to read this one. Anderson is a natural storyteller and brings just the right mix of detail, emotion, and humour to her tale." – Pamela Hickman, Quill & Quire
Lil Anderson spends every minute she can outdoors. When she is not working as a Fish and Wildlife Technician for Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources, she and husband Bruce Ranta rehabilitate woodland creatures on their Kenora-area property, known as Iggy's Wildlife Rehab Centre.