Now in paperbackAn Old Man's Winter Night: Ghostly tales is the most recent gathering of ghost tales by Tom Dawe, one of Newfoundland and Labrador's most distinguished writeres.
It includes tales of visitations both malevolent and benign. There are stories of ghostly galleons, of unsettling graves, of srange omens and fetches; an eerie tale of a notoriously haunted house, and another of a ghostly sled dog that returns to save its master who has been lost in a blizzard. All the stories are based on ones Dawe himself has collected over the years.
Targeted to middle readers, the book includes original wood-cut illustrations by acclaimed artist Veselina Tomova. As powerful as the stories themselves, Tomova's haunting images capture perfectly the book's dark moodiness.
These are chilling tales--perfect for reading or telling by the fireside on a cold winter's night.
One of Newfoundland's finest poets, Tom Dawe is also an editor, former teacher, visual artist and award-winning children's author. He spent years collecting folklore throughout Newfoundland and Labrador; many of these stories have found their way into this collection of tales. He lives in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland.
Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Veselina Tomova graduated from Leipzig's School of Graphic Art and Book Design before moving to Newfoundland. She has illustrated books in Germany, Bulgaria, and Canada, including the children's books Star's Island, M
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