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A warm review of TO SEE THE STARS

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Thanks to Joan Sullivan for reviewing Jan Andrews' new book in the Telegram.  To See the Stars follows Edie Murphy from the outport of Atterley to St. John's and eventually to New York City, where she becomes involved in the women's union movement and witnesses the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911.

Running the Goat marks International Women's Day

We’re marking International Women’s Day 2019 with the the launch of two books featuring young women who found different ways to be the heroes of their own lives:-the indomitable Edie Murphy in TO SEE THE STARS by Jan Andrews;-and the unstoppable Peg in PEG BEARSKIN adapted by Philip Dinn and Andy Jones.(LAUNCH: Tuesday March 5, [...]

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New BookBit: Three Servings - A Second Helping

It's here at last!  The new expanded edition of THREE SERVINGS, featuring all the original material, and lots more tasty morsels.To celebrate the release of the new book, we had a wonderful meal (boiled dinner, of course) and a launch at the Ship Pub in downtown St. John's.  Here's the delightful bookbit that Michelle Porter [...]

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SEASONS BEFORE THE WAR makes the BMO Winterset Longlist

We're beyond thrilled to learn that Bernice Morgan and Brita Granstrom's SEASONS BEFORE THE WAR has been named to the 2018 BMO Winterset Award's inaugural long list. It's a wonderful honour, and we're pleased to share it with five other fine publications. Congratulations to all.The shortlist will be announced on February 27th.

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Congratulations to Lori Doody!  Her third picture book, Mallard, Mallard, Moose has been included on the Ontario Library Association's top ten Best Bets list for the picture book category.  The full list was announced on January 30th at the OLA Super Conference in Toronto.We're delighted for Lori, and thrilled to see her work acknowledged in [...]

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It began an an inventory of toys!

Writer Bernice Morgan had been thinking about the toys that were important to her when she was a girl, toys that defined her childhood in St. John’s.“I started trying to recall every toy I could remember in my life. I was making little sketches of each one and I was going to make a book [...]

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New BookBit: Brita Granstrom and SEASONS BEFORE THE WAR

Michelle Porter has worked her magic again!  Here's a link to the newest RTG BookBit - a lovely one featuring illustrator Brita Granstrom. Enjoy!

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Not Just A Ghost Story

The Ferryland Visitor isn’t just a ghost story, says author Charis Cotter. It’s also a story about a family facing a tough, cold winter, a family hoping that when spring comes they’ll be a bit better off. It’s so cold that first winter in the lighthouse they all sleep in the kitchen. But they believe [...]

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The Poetry of Tyrants

Bad poetry? Probably written by a tyrant or villain, according to Andy Jones, author of Jack and the Green Man, the first chapter book in his Jack tales series. “The Green Man is that kind of powerful tyrant who has no sense of nobility, no sense of obligation to anyone but himself. “Even his poetry: [...]

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In Farmers' Times

The illustrations in Jack and the Green Man offer a rare glimpse of a visual style that was part of southeastern Europe before the Former Yugoslavia fell apart, before the war and the fall of communism changed the area forever.That European link is part of the history of Newfoundland fairy tales, says writer and performer [...]

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