Sprinkled across the province’s waterways, New Brunswick’s many covered bridges have long been a subject of history and pride. In New Brunswick’s Covered Bridges, Brian Atkinson takes us on a photographic tour of these wooden masterpieces, from the Hartland Bridge, the longest covered bridge in the world, to smaller bridges such as the Maxwell Crossing Bridge.
Atkinson’s delightful photos capture different sizes, shapes, and styles of these magnificent structures, while short write-ups provide history and highway directions. With these bridges slowly succumbing to decay, natural disasters, and even arson, New Brunswick’s Covered Bridges is an invaluable photographic collection of a bygone era.
New Brunswick, with its rich tapestry of traditions and cultures including the Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, Acadian, United Empire Loyalist, Irish and Scottish, is more than a political jurisdiction or geographical area; it is a spiritual landscape. A landscape of rustic covered bridges and cascading waterfalls, autumn trees ablaze with colour and green rolling hills, small towns and bustling cities, fishing boats nuzzling coastal wharves and cows grazing in farmland pastures.
From Acadian coastal villages, along the Miramichi, through the Appalachians and the St. John River Valley and out to the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick /Nouveau-Brunswick Fantastique is a pictorial travelogue and stunning visual tour of a province synonymous with natural beauty, old-world charm, and friendly people.
A new collection of ghost stories from every corner of New Brunswick.
Pull up a seat and listen closely-storyteller Steve Vernon has another collection of classic, bone-chilling tales to tell. Steve takes readers from one end of New Brunswick to the other, unearthing dark tales of strange happenings along the way-from the headless ghost that haunts those who pass through Johnville’s covered bridge, to the spirit of a murdered man that guards long-buried treasure at Wolf Point. Drawing on both documented stories and legends passed on by word-of-mouth, Steve sets one spooky scene after another with a storyteller’s attention to every creepy detail, and just a touch of wry humour. It’s as though you’re sitting beside him at the campfire, getting goosebumps as each story unfolds.
In The Little Book of New Brunswick, Brian Atkinson has beautifully captured the breathtaking panoramas, rustic covered bridges, and white-caped rivers that dominate the landscapes of the province. Travel across the countryside to visit Acadian festivals, misty lakes, and vibrant coastlines. The Little Book of New Brunswick contains 75 colour photographs that give readers a glimpse into the culture, people, and wide open spaces of the “Picture Province.”
In Return to the Sea, a young girl and her family set off on a summer road trip from Ontario to the Maritimes. On their way to their grandparents’ cottage in New Brunswick they visit many of the most famous tourist attractions east of Ontario: historic Quebec City; the world’s longest covered bridge in Hartland, New Brunswick; the legendary tides of the Bay of Fundy; Peggy’s Cove; the city of Halifax; and Anne’s Prince Edward Island. Everything from the car ride, to pirate stories, bonfires, and bike rides, is cherishingly documented by a young girl.
Following in the footsteps of East to the Sea, Heidi Jardine Stoddart’s Return to the Sea is another enchanting story that captures the wonder and curiosity of a child. Stoddart’s storybook rhyming verse is accompanied by her detailed illustrations making this a perfect tale for all children. In particular, this book makes a wonderful souvenir for boys and girls who have visited the east coast: like the characters in the book, they can remember and recount their magical trip.
Poor Camelia Airheart. She is easily distracted and her GPS — Goose Positioning System — is faulty. When she gets separated from her flock, she gets lost and starts on a journey that will take her all over New Brunswick. Will she ever find her way home to her flock? A beautifully illustrated early chapter book for children.