Ralph, Flying Hound

Dave Paddon

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ISBN: 9781927917084

Ralph, Flying Hound

  Author:   Dave Paddon  
  Artist :   Alex Kolano    
  Publisher:  Running the Goat

In the tradition of Robert Service’s poetic tall tales, Dave Paddon’s Ralph, Flying Hound brings readers a hilarious recitation about a dog that just won’t give up. Along with his canine comrades, Ralph chases anything that moves, and usually catches it too. But when his aspirations go skyward, even his four furry friends – Nance, Lucky, Spot 1 and Spot 2 – wonder if Ralph’s aiming too high. Will Ralph catch that big orange duck? Will pilot Greg ever get those crazy dogs out of his hair? And how did those mutts end up in the drink?An accomplished reciter and storyteller, Dave Paddon has crafted a fabulous “dog-bites-helicopter” tale, told with his signature warm and quirky wit, and inspired by a true story. He may be new to children’s literature, but Paddon is an old hand at recitations. Five of Paddon’s many recitations have been published as letterpress-printed chapbooks by Running the Goat, Books & Broadsides; The Christmas Turr and Not a Word of a Lie are perennial favourites. He’s been called “the Rock Star of Newfoundland recitation writers” and this wonderful book will show reader why.Newcomer alex kolano has created delightfully playful illustrations that bring Ralph, his friends, and their adventures to life.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781927917084
Item RG0020
PublisherRunning the Goat
PublisherRunning the Goat
Published onOctober 31 2016
Language eng
Pages 32
Format Paperback
Dimensions8(in) x 11(in)
Shipping weight157(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.

Alex Kolano grew up on a hobby farm in Iona Station, Ontario, and now lives in Toronto. She studied illustration at OCAD and completed her degree in animation at Sheridan College. Ralph, Flying Hound is her first illustrated picture book.