An Old Man’s Winter Night: Ghostly tales is the newest 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 grade readers, but appropriate for older listeners as well. These are chilling tales – perfect for listening by the fireside on a cold winter’s night.
Tome Dawe is a visual artist, editor, writer, and poet. His most recent works include New and Collected Poems; Where Genesis Begins, winner of the Canadian Authors Association Poetry Award; Moocher in the Lun, winner of the 2010 Bruneau Family Children’s / Young Adult Literature Award; and Spirited Away: Fairy stories of old Newfoundland, the companion volume to this collection. He lives with his wife in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, where he continues to gather and tell stories that preserve the lore of old Newfoundland.
Dawe was named to the Order of Canada for his contributions to the literary community of Newfoundland and Labrador.