Footsteps in Bay de Verde

Charis Cotter

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ISBN: 9781927917282

Footsteps in Bay de Verde

A Mysterious Tale

  Author:   Charis Cotter  
  Artist :   Jenny Dwyer    
  Publisher:  Running the Goat

Bridie and her brother and sister love to sit up late, listening to the adults trade stories. One stormy night the talk is not only about the price of fish, ghosts and pirates, but also about Poor Keye, a neighbour in hospital who had always loved these storied nights. A loud bang and the sound of his familiar shuffling footsteps suggests that perhaps he is home after all, and has come to join the gathering. But when Bridie’s mother goes to welcome him, Poor Keye is nowhere to be found. The next morning a telegram arrives with shocking news.

Award-winning author Charis Cotter joins forces with emerging illustrator Jenny Dwyer to craft this deliciously creepy book.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781927917282
Item RG0004
PublisherRunning the Goat
PublisherRunning the Goat
Published on May 20 2020
Language eng
Pages 40
Format Hardcover
Dimensions8.25(in) x 11.25(in)
Shipping weight454(g)
Charis Cotter is an award-winning writer and storyteller who has worked extensively in schools telling Newfoundland ghost stories and encouraging students to collect local ghost stories from their communities. She is the author of several acclaimed novels for young readers, including The Swallow; The Painting; and The Ghost Road; as well as the illustrated storybooks The Ferryland Visitor and Footsteps in Bay de Verde. She lives in Western Bay, one of the most haunted communities in Newfoundland.

Jenny Dwyer is a teacher and artist, whose work has received acclaim and awards in her home province of Newfoundland and Labrador. She lives in Maddox Cove, NL.

Quick Quotes

"Based on a story that Newfoundland storyteller Brian Walsh told Cotter about something that happened to his own mother in the 1920s, this is a wonderfully spine-tingling book. Dwyer's illustrations create just the right atmosphere for this haunting tale of the supernatural." —The Globe and Mail (Toronto, ON), Twelve Children's Books that Will Inspire and Enlighten by Jeffrey Canton

"Although brief, and told from a six-year-old's viewpoint, the story is creepy enough to be best suited for slightly older children and sits somewhere between conventional picture book and middle-grade markets. A quirky production from Newfoundland micropress Running the Goat, Footsteps in Bay de Verde may be slight but it doesn't patronize its young audience—and will likely send a few shivers down older spines, too." —Quill and Quire, Book Review (Toronto, ON)

"Charis Cotter has carved a rich, specific niche for her writing: the eerie, the uncanny, pitched to a younger audience." —The Telegram, Book Review

Award Winners & Nominees

2022 Bruneau Family Children's/Young Adult Literature Award

Long listed 2022 Bruneau Family Children's/Young Adult Literature Award (one of the NL Book Awards)