An Old Man’s Winter Night
written and read by Tom Dawe
Included in the Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids & Teens (Autumn 2020)
Of course, even the hint of a ghost story sent delightful shivers through Benjamin and his friends. Especially on long winter nights around the kitchen stove when people wondered, among other things, about the faceless sailor out there in the grave beyond the tuckamore.
from "Landwash Spirits"
Now available as an audio book
An Old Man’s Winter Night: Ghostly Tales is a marvellous collection of ghost stories by Tom Dawe, one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most distinguished writers.
The stories, all based on ones Dawe himself has collected across the province over the years, include tales of visitations both malevolent and benign. There are stories of ghostly galleons, of unsettling graves, of strange omens and fetches; an eerie tale of a notoriously haunted house – haunted, or built on a fairy path; and another of a ghostly sled dog that returns to save its master lost in a blizzard.
Targeted to middle readers, but appropriate for older readers as well, these are chilling tales – perfect for listening to by the fireside on a cold winter’s night.
This audio book was recorded and engineered by Chris Brookes at Battery Radio in St. John's, NL, and features music by Christina Smith. The readings were directed by Charlie Tomlinson.
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The print version of this book was shortlisted for the 2015 Newfoundland and Labrador History and Heritage Book Award.