Jack and Mary in the Land of Thieves

Andy Jones

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ISBN: 9780986611377

Jack and Mary in the Land of Thieves

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

Jack and Mary in the Land of Thieves finds Jack, that everyman of folktales, married to his sweetheart Mary, the best woman ever born and a mighty fine baker to boot. Their lives are as happy and successful as can be, until an underhanded sea captain and Jack?s own bragging get the better of our hero. Jack is sent the once to work on Slave Islands and Mary is turned out of house and home. But Mary is resolute and resourceful, and has plans to find Jack and restore their fortunes.Inspired by several traditional and classic works, including Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, the medieval tale of Frederick of Jennen, and the Newfoundland story “Jack and the Slave Islands,” Andy Jones has crafted a funny, moving, and delightfully original story about love, treachery, perseverance, and cherry cake. Darka Erdelji’s gorgeous illustrations capture the drama, humour, and beauty of this wonderful tale.

With a hidden key, a storm at sea, and a singing mynah bird named Baxter who carries more than his share of tunes, Jack and Mary in the Land of Thieves will delight youngsters and oldsters alike.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9780986611377
Item RG0007
PublisherRunning the Goat
PublisherRunning the Goat
Published on December 31 2012
Language eng
Pages 52
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 9(in)
Shipping weight0(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
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