Jack, the King of Ashes

Andy Jones

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ISBN: 9781927917015

Jack, the King of Ashes

  Author:   Andy Jones  
  Artist :   Darka Erdelji    
  Publisher:  Running the Goat

Jack, the King of Ashes is another riotously funny Jack tale from Andy Jones and Darka Erdelji; it is as moving as it is hilarious.This time Jack, the “King of Ashes,” spends all his time hove off in the coal box, until one day he shakes off his ashes and sets out on an adventure that includes sneaky robbers, a “famous missing princess with reward attached,” an always-surprising canine sidekick, a royal wedding, a lovelorn rooster-puppet, a conniving ship?s captain, corpses, curses, kisses, a coat and a whole lot more!Steeped in Newfoundland folk tradition, Jack, the King of Ashes shows Jones at the top of his form. His quirky and delightful humour is unstoppable. Erdelji?s illustrations offer a wonderful, witty counterpoint to the story, enriching and embellishing it.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781927917015
Item RG0009
PublisherRunning the Goat
PublisherRunning the Goat
Published onDecember 31 2014
Language
Pages 60
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 9(in)
Shipping weight0(g)
Status NOT YET PUBLISHED
An actor, writer, storyteller, and director, Andy Jones was born and raised in St. John's, NL, where he continues to live and work. Once a member of the acclaimed NL comedy troupe CODCO, he has had a long and accomplished career in theatre, film, and television. He is the co-adaptor of award-winning folktale Peg Bearskin, and the author of an acclaimed series of Jack tales (illustrated by Darka Erdelji). In 2019 he was named to the Order of Canada in recognition of his contributions to the culture of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Award Winners & Nominees


Bruneau Family Award for Children's Literature