It's always wonderful to find a reviewer who reads with an open heart and mind, so we were all delighted to see Helen Kubiw's lovely response to Polly MacCauley's Finest, Divinest, Woolliest Gift of All published on her engaging and informative blog CanLit for LittleCanadians. Here's part of what she has to say about Sheree [...]
Folks seem to love Lori Doody's second picture book The Puffin Problem, even more than her Capelin Weather. In a recent review for Atlantic Books Today, Lisa Doucet said: "Utterly charming and winsome, this book is a delight, from the beautifully decorated endpapers to each page in between." And a reviewer in Kirkus Reviews wrote: "This [...]
Congratulations to Lori Doody! Capelin Weather, Lori's first picture book, was included in the fall issue of Best Books for Kids and Teens, a semi-annual publication produced by the Canadian Children's Book Centre to highlight the best in Canadian children's books.
We've long said that Andy Jones and Darka Erdelji's is one of the loveliest tellings of the Christmas story--a down-to-earth version of a heavenly tale. This month's issue of the Anglican Journal includes the book in its group review of children's Christmas tales. The reviewer makes special note of Darka's contribution, writing: "Illustrations, by Slovenian-born [...]
A recent review in Quill & Quire lauds Tom Dawe and Veselina Tomova's newest collaboration. The reviewer writes: "Like a typical Newfoundland evening of storytelling, there are stories within stories within stories. The fairies are seldom experienced first-hand, but the atmosphere of dread is slowly created until the reader is spirited away into a terrifying [...]
Lori Doody's Capelin Weather got a four-star review on CM Magazine's website. Praising the beauty and simplicity of Doody's artwork, the reviewer goes on to say "Some books coming out of smaller presses are unfortunately immediately discounted, but Capelin Weather proves that, when given a chance, these small presses can sometimes create magic."
What a summer it's been! We had hundreds of visitors to the printshop, and enjoyed meeting each and every one. Folks from all over the world stopped by to visit the press, share stories of their own interest in printing and books, and learn about the area.As October settles in, we're winding down regular hours [...]
On Tuesday October 17th, we'll be celebrating two wonderful RTG titles with tunes, songs, readings and a bit of nosh.Join us at The Rocket Room (Water Street, St. John') at 7pm as we launch Tom Dawe and Veselina Tomova's Spirited Away: Fairy stories of old Newfoundland and Sheree Fitch and Darka Erdelji's Polly MacCauley's Finest, Divinest, [...]
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 [...]
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...