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M is for Murals

An Alphabet Storybook

by (author) Trudy Stuckless

illustrated by Boyd Chubbs & Craig Goudie

Flanker Press
Initial publish date
Jul 2020
Recommended Age
5 to 10
Recommended Grade
k to 5
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2020
    List Price

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The year 2020 marks the Botwood Mural Arts Society's tenth anniversary and the launch of this very special publication. Through cheerful rhyme and colourful imagery, M is for Murals tells the story of Botwood’s murals, the artists who painted them, and the seaport town in Newfoundland and Labrador that supported their creations. This alphabet storybook is designed to be read aloud to children while engaging them in the rich provincial history the artwork portrays. Although written with children in mind, M is for Murals also works as a visual time capsule and will appeal to adults interested in knowing the details of the murals completed to date. The town of Botwood has now claimed the title “Mural Capital of Newfoundland and Labrador." As a long-standing member of the Global Mural Association and host of the 2018 Global Mural Conference, the Botwood Mural Arts Society believes in a creative economy and invites you to “Come See What We See!"

About the authors

Born on Fogo Island, NL, Trudy Stuckless now lives in Botwood with her husband, Jim. She has been a registered nurse for forty-three years. In 2016, she retired from her Chief Executive Nurse position at Central Health. From 2016 to 2018, Trudy volunteered as coordinator for the 2018 Global Mural Conference, hosted in Botwood by the Botwood Mural Arts Society, In 2019, she was elected president of the Society. Trudy enjoys singing and writing songs and poetry. M is for Murals is her first book.

Trudy Stuckless' profile page

Boyd Warren Chubbs was born in L'Anse Au Clair, Labrador on Bloomsday, 1955 to Una (nee Cribb) and Gordon Victor Chubbs. His poetry and music have been broadcast and featured on both regional and national CBC Radio and Television. He has received numerous private and public commissions for drawings and illuminations. From 1987 to 1990 Boyd was Poet-in-Residence at the former Nova Scotia Teacher's College in Truro. His previous books of poems include Lines from the Migrant Coast (Mokoshan, 1989), Through Solomon's Lane (Mokoshan, 1991), Poems from the Burntwoods (Creative Publishing, 1995), And You, Blessed Healer (Breakwater Books, 1996) and The Birth and Burial Grounds (Breakwater Books, 1999). A play-in-progress, A Day Upon the Wooden Crow, was given two stage-readings by the RCA Theatre Company in St. John's in 1998. His guitar compositions include two recordings, Spanish in the Harbour (1991) and Across Waters and Stones (1998). His three most recent art exhibitions at the Christina Parker Gallery in St. John's, A Land and Sea is Beyond Claim or Discovery (1998), Gifts and Allegories (2000) and I Make A Covenant With My Eyes (2003), were purchased en suite and remain in the province. Boyd lives in St. John's. All work continues and all are one.

Boyd Chubbs' profile page

Craig Goudie has been working as a visual artist, graphic designer and muralist for over 35 years. In that time, he has been steadily producing work for galleries and community public spaces, serving on local and provincial arts-related boards and teaching art to students of all ages. His art work hangs in numerous government, corporate and private collections; his mural work can be found in central Newfoundland and St. John’s. Craig has illustrated two previous children’s books: Jack and the Hurricane (2014) and Jack and the Magnificent Ugly Stick (2016). Craig has lived and worked in many places around Newfoundland and Labrador, all of them wonderfully distinct—all of them proudly called “home”! 


Craig Goudie's profile page

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