Mighty Mouse & Monkey Guy
November 18th, 2015
While dividing her time between B.C. and Ontario, three-time Olympic medalist Elaine Tanner, holder of five world records in swimming, has written and self-published a children’s book about unconditional love and friendship, Monkey Guy and the Cosmic Fairy (Friesen, 2015), illustrated by Denis Proulx. Inducted into the Order of Canada, Tanner was named Canada’s Greatest Athlete when she was fifteen, when she was nicknamed Mighty Mouse. With her husband John Watt, she now spreads awareness of homelessness, mental health issues, animal rights and environmental concerns. Tanner is planning a memoir to coincide with the 2016 Olympics. 978-0-9949504-0-6
Good morning Elaine, you are such a beautiful lady. I just watched your story on the CTV news. (I live in Regina Saskatchewan.) I automatically fell in love with your story and your plush toy “Monkey Guy.” I have been through a lot in my life and I’m 60 years old and your story really get home and have my heart. I just came out of a coma then I got a bad virus that went to my brain. I was in the coma for 77 days. I’m at home recovering but it’s going to be a long long road after I see two months of doctors and more tests but I’m alive walking, talking and getting stronger every day and I have got to thank God for that. I was wondering how I would go about ordering two books of yours? I would like a copy and I would like to take a copy and donate to my church. It’s inspirational people like you that help people get their lives back on the right road.
My address is:
1400 Minto St