STRANGE AND CURIOUS

Unusual Newfoundland Stories By Otto Kelland This is a collection of short stories and poems by the author of one of Newfoundland’s best-known songs “Let Me Fish off Cape St. Mary’s”. The Stories were previously published in 1986, and have been edited for this release. Several of the stories deal with experiences Mr. Kelland had in …

THERE ARE NO POLAR BEARS HERE!

By Catherine Simpson Illustrated by Joanne Snook Children’s more fantastic stories are usually explained away by well-meaning adults. Cathy Simpson has taken this common childhood frustration and woven it into a lively tale — set in rural Newfoundland — of a little girl, a large bear, and a whole community that is very surprised when she is …

THEY LET DOWN BASKETS

By Chris Brookes, Jamie Lewis and Berni Stapleton They Let Down Baskets refers to the density of the schools of fish as seen by such early explorers as John Cabot when they tried to explain to doubtful merchants back in Europe the ease with which the fishery could be prosecuted in the New Found Land. For most of the …

Wind and Wave – Sea Tales Around Our Coast

By Robert Parsons Wind and Wave tell of the heroism and sacrifice of our Newfoundland and Labrador seafaring ancestors. This collection begins with Fortune on the tip of the Burin Peninsula and continues around the coast clockwise to encompass virtually every shoreline of our province. These sea tales allow us to travel back in time and …