Bernice Morgan and Brita Granström's exquisite illustrated storybook
celebrating childhood in old St. John's, just before the beginning of World War II;
this is a delightful book, sure to appeal to readers from 9 to 99.
Bernice Morgan’s Seasons Before the War captures a St. John’s full of horse-drawn carts; wild, empty fields commandeered by neighbourhood children; independent aunts who wore lipstick and knew all the radio songs; go-carts; and glass alleys—a rich world of childhood treasures. Brita Granström’s bold and elegant illustrations and Bernice Morgan’s elegiac, vivid prose catapult us through time: we are there! Here is an older St. John’s, tangible and present. This is a gorgeous book.
~ Lisa Moore, author of Flannery, February, and Something for Everyone
Bernice Morgan’s wonderfully evocative prose, delightful in its detail, and Brita Granström’s marvelous illustrations are an inspired combination,making Seasons Before the War a book sure to be reread and treasured.
~ Kevin Major, author of Hold Fast, The House of Wooden Santas, and No Man’s Land
Running the Goat, Books & Broadsides Inc. is grateful for support of its trade publishing program to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation.
We also gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.