The Mystery of the Portuguese Waltzes

Richard Simas

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ISBN: 9781927917251

The Mystery of the Portuguese Waltzes

  Author:   Richard Simas  
  Artist :   Caroline Clarke    
  Publisher:  Running the Goat

Tamara is struggling to find the confidence to play her accordion in front of an audience. She learns the tunes well enough, and can play them when she’s alone, but as soon as she tries to perform for others everything falls apart. One day her father encourages her to try playing for an elderly man in the seniors? home where her grandmother lives. This man, Art Stoyles, is a legendary accordion player in her hometown of St. John’s, and is best known for a beautiful set of tunes called “The Portuguese Waltzes.” Inspired by Stoyles, and by the story of his musical friendship with a Portuguese sea captain, Tamara gains the confidence she needs to perform.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781927917251
Item RG0025
PublisherRunning the Goat
PublisherRunning the Goat
Published onNovember 3 2019
Language eng
Pages 40
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight0(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Richard Simas is a writer with a background in literature, music, and the performing arts. His publications appear in contemporary art and literary reviews in Europe and North America. His first children's book grows out of his on-going work on a set of beautiful tunes from Newfoundland and Labrador that connect to his Portuguese heritage. He lives and works in Montreal.

Caroline Clarke lives in St. John's, NL, where she is a graphic designer, printmaker, and musician. Much of her artwork grows out of her love for music, and celebrates the traditions and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador.