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RALPH is flying high with the TD Summer Reading Club

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Here at Running the Goat, we were absolutely thrilled to learn that Ralph, Flying Hound by Dave Paddon, with illustrations by alex kolano, has been chosen as one of the 2017 TD Summer Reading Club's Top 10 Recommended Reads (in English). 

Congratulations to Dave and alex, and to designer Veselina Tomova!  How great to think of all the young readers who'll laugh along with Ralph this summer.

Here's a link to details about the list. http://www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca/parents/top_read...

We'll have more info about the Reading Club soon.

Impossible Wonderful Work

Hello, this is Emily, the new Communications/PR/Social Media Promoter (we never did discuss my title page) for Running the Goat.And here is the twisted and (un)happy fate of my work well begun. I was hired for a small, specific, seemingly simple purpose. I am one little person who shall push buttons and post pictures on [...]

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A terrific article about the story behind Sheree Fitch's forthcoming book

Wondering what got Sheree Fitch writing about wool, an isolated old woman, and the strength of community?Here's a link to a terrific article in the New Glasgow News that gives the story behind the story.http://www.ngnews.ca/living/2017/2/1/renowned-chil...

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Reconditioning the iron handpress

Master printer and pressman, Bill Ritchie has been in the printshop for a few days over the past couple of weeks, helping to recondition the iron handpress. It's been great fun working with him, and machinist Billy Severs, to learn more about how the press is put together, and seeing it carefully brought back to [...]

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Double Doody!

We're delighted to announce that Running the Goat will be publishing another book by Lori Doody this summer.  The Puffin Problem will be published in July, just a few weeks after Doody's Capelin Weather hits the shelves.  More details coming soon!

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An exciting 2017 ahead

Happy New Year to All.  Here at Running the Goat we are looking forward to an exciting 2017 full of wonderful books, interesting visitors to the printshop, and new opportunities.Wishing you all good things in the months ahead.

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2015 NL History and Heritage Award

We were delighted to learn that both An Old Man's Winter Night (by Tom Dawe and Veselina Tomova) and Jack, the King of Ashes (by Andy Jones and Darka Erdelji) were shortlisted for the 2015 NL History and Heritage Award. The award is sponsored by the province's Historic Sites Association in conjunction with the Writers' [...]

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Tara Bradbury writes about JACK AND THE GREEN MAN

Lovely story in the November 2nd edition of the Telegram about Andy Jones and Darka Erdelji's new Jack tale.Check it out!http://www.thetelegram.com/Living/Entertainment/20...

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Chef to Goat: A special dinner with Andy Jones

Two years ago we celebrated the publication of Jack, the King of Ashes with a special Jack-themed dinner at Chef to Go in St. John's. The event was so much fun, that we've opted to host a new meal in honour of Jack and the Green Man.Friday, November 4th, join Andy Jones and Bob Arniel [...]

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Hound dog Ralph arrives in Tors Cove

Dave Paddon and alex kolano's delightful Ralph, Flying Hound has arrived in the printshop.  No more pre-orders needed. You can get your copy now!As Michael Crummey says: "Dave Paddon's recitations are that strangest amalagam, creatures that are old fashioned, almost quaint, and at the same time completely contemporary and sharp as a tack. Not [...]

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