The Ferryland Visitor

Charis Cotter

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ISBN: 9781927917053

The Ferryland Visitor

  Author:   Charis Cotter  
  Artist :   Gerald L. Squires    
  Publisher:  Running the Goat

In the 1970s, artist Gerald Squires moved, with his wife and two young daughters, into the abandoned lighthouse-keeper’s house in Ferryland, Newfoundland. Shortly after their arrival, they had a visitor — one who claimed to be the former constable of the area and regaled them with stories of the place and its previous occupants. A visitor, they soon learned, who was more than he appeared to be.

Acclaimed children’s writer Charis Cotter tells the tale of this mysterious visitor from the perspective of Esther, the youngest daughter. In beautifully crafted language, Cotter captures the delight of a curious young girl discovering her new landscape, the excitement of living in a lighthouse at the edge of the ocean, and the haunting mystery of the visitor himself.

Renowned artist Gerald Squires contributed paintings and drawings of the lighthouse and its surrounding landscape, as well as family photographs taken during the lighthouse years. The result is a book of striking beauty– part family album, part art book, all mystery.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781927917053
Item RG0003
PublisherRunning the Goat
PublisherRunning the Goat
Published on June 30 2016
Language ENG
Pages 36
Format Hardcover
Dimensions8(in) x 11(in)
Shipping weight0(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.

Gerald Squires was one of Newfoundland and Labrador's most distinguished and celebrated visual artists. Though best known for painting dramatic landscapes, he also produced major works in sculpture, lithography, and stained glass, and was an accomplished portraitist. Much of his work drew its inspiration from the landscape and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador. He was named to the Order of Canada, and was also a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He died in 2015.

Award Winners & Nominees

Rocky Mountain Award