My books return to Amazon


The Old Man and The Monkey returns to Amazon during the week of June 23rd, published by Tortoise & Hare Publications. Please share as widely as possible so that everyone has the news. With 92 5-star and 4-star reviews, this is a wonderful chance for them to pick up a very enjoyable, wise tale about an old man named Genjiro and his monkey friend Yukitaro.

I am delighted to make this wise and warm tale available once again in both Kindle and paperback formats.

About The Old Man and the Monkey, reviewer G. McCullough has this to say: “The Old Man is a kind, wise person who feels no reluctance in befriending a snow monkey, in spite of the attitude common among his neighbours to these animals, who regard them as dangerous pests. The Old Man enjoys getting to know the monkey and is happy to sit quietly with him day by day, experiencing the peace and loveliness of their surroundings and occasionally ‘talking’ to his new friend. George Polley has drawn an exquisite, touching picture of this unusual relationship, making it seem normal, happy, and simple.

Harue, his wife, brings a touch of humour to the story, with her original attitude of annoyance towards her husband’s new friend which gradually changes, and the gentle humour portrayed here enriches the book and brings a reality to the events.

Not much happens in this story, but it doesn’t need to. The friendship between the Old Man and the Monkey, its growth, its acceptance by Harue and by the village, is at the centre, and its development is immensely satisfying until the sad and yet strangely happy ending. A book to love, and a writer to enjoy.”

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Grandfather and The Raven and Bear, the story of a boy and his very unusual dog will also be published during the week of June 23rd. We are delighted to be publishing these books, and his forthcoming novel about Mexico City (The City Has Many Faces, a love story about Mexico City), plus an Andy and Bear mystery, Bear in Trouble a bit later this year.

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About gwpj

Originally from Seattle, I now live in Sapporo, Japan, where I write, explore this city, read widely, and ask questions about things that i see as important. I'm also an author, with three novels published ("The Old Man and The Monkey", "Grandfather and The Raven", and "Bear: a story about a boy and his unusual dog"). For more information about my writing, drop by my website, at
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