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ISBN: 9781927917152

Half the Lies You Tell Are Not True

  Author:   Dave Paddon  
  Artist :   Duncan Major    
  Publisher:  Running the Goat

The world of Dave Paddon’s recitations is quirky, riotously funny, and utterly unique; a place of tall tales and plain foolishness, where fog is so thick you can use it for cannonballs, and a polar bear hijacks a bingo tournament. Berry pickers turn combatants and the result is a bay full of jam; a local handyman turns doctor and uses the spare parts in his shed to patch up his neighbours.

Half the Lies You Tell Are Not True brings together thirteen recitations long loved by Paddon’s many local fans. Great for older kids and grown-ups alike, this is a wonderful cross-over book. Paddon has been called Newfoundland and Labrador’s Robert Service, and for good reason. His recitations are non-stop fun, fully engaging the verve and tang of the province?s rich language. (The book has a glossary at the back for those from up-along.) These were written to be recited, and readers will surely find themselves reading aloud to family and friends.

Duncan Major’s illustrations capture the energy and wit of the recitations. While this is Major?s first trade publication, he and Paddon have collaborated on several letterpress chapbooks featuring Paddon?s recitations and Major?s artwork; they are a perfect pairing.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781927917152
Item RG0005
PublisherRunning the Goat
PublisherRunning the Goat
Published on March 5 2018
Language eng
Pages 88
Format Paperback
Dimensions9.25(in) x 6.25(in)
Shipping weight235(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Dave Paddon was born and raised in Northwest River, Labrador, and now divides his time between St. John's and English Harbour, NL. A retired commercial pilot, he writes recitations inspired by local life in Newfoundland and Labrador. Dave has performed at festivals and concerts across the island and on the mainland. Many of his recitations are available as letterpress-printed chapbooks, audio downloads, or commercially printed books.

Duncan Major works by day as a graphic designer, and by night, as a creator of linocuts, drawings, and prints. He learned letterpress at a tender age from Tara Bryan, and is the custodian of two tabletop presses. He lives with his wife, son, and daughter in St. John's, NL.