The Queen of Paradise’s Garden

Andy Jones

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ISBN: 9780973757835

The Queen of Paradise’s Garden

A Newfoundland Jack Tale

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

Jack, the delightful, mischievous, big-hearted hero of so many Newfoundland tales, is worried about his parents. They aren’t getting any younger; in fact, they’re really quite old. So Jack and his brothers Bill and Tom decide to set out and find a magic fruit that will make the old young. Told with the humour, warmth and sly wit that have made Andy Jones one of the Island’s finest and best-loved storytellers, The Queen of Paradise’s Garden follows Jack on his way to the land of the Queen of Paradise, where he finds the magic fruit and quite a few other handy things as well.Darka Erdelji has created stunning illustrations for the story. Erdelji’s artwork is at once otherworldly, wistful and playful; it adds a wonderful dimension to an already engaging story.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9780973757835
Item RG0019
PublisherRunning the Goat
PublisherRunning the Goat
Published onMarch 31 2019
Language eng
Pages 44
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 9(in)
Shipping weight170(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