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Children's Fiction Stories In Verse

Where the Crooked Lighthouse Shines

by (author) Joshua Goudie & Craig Goudie

Breakwater Books Ltd.
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
Stories in Verse, General, Poetry (see also Stories in Verse)
Recommended Age
10 to 13
Recommended Grade
5 to 7
Recommended Reading age
10 to 13
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Oct 2022
    List Price

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A dark, fantastical collection of narrative poems that draw on unique elements of Newfoundland and Labrador culture and folklore.

Intended to be read aloud, Where the Crooked Lighthouse Shines draws on Newfoundland and Labrador’s long tradition of lyric storytelling, making whimsical use of rhyme and rhythm.

Young readers will enjoy the humour in the verse while seeing how problems (even the dark and scary ones) can be resolved without losing one’s sense of playfulness and wonder.

About the authors

Joshua Goudie's work has been published in numerous compilations and anthologies. He has been shortlisted for the Cuffer Prize three times with one of his short stories placing second in 2012. The following year, he was shortlisted for the Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union Fresh Fish Award, one of the most generous prizes given in Canada to an emerging writer.Born in Grand Falls-Windsor, he now lives in St. John's. Joshua holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. Craig Goudie's work can be found in the provincial government's permanent collection and in numerous private and corporate collections across Canada. He works with many different media including pencil, pastel, charcoal, acrylics, watercolour, and lithography. His favorite art subjects are peopleCraig has served on numerous local and provincial arts-related boards and has developed the online art curriculum resource materials for the province's distance education high school art program.Craig lives in Grand Falls-Windsor, and when he's not drawing or painting, he enjoys photography, piano, theatre, cooking, playing percussion in the community concert band, and travelling with his wife (especially to see their two sons).

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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”! 


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