A dark, fantastical collection of narrative poems that draw on unique elements of Newfoundland and Labrador culture and folklore.
Intended to be read aloud, Where the Crooked Lighthouse Shines draws on Newfoundland and Labrador’s long tradition of lyric storytelling, making whimsical use of rhyme and rhythm.
Young readers will enjoy the humour in the verse while seeing how problems (even the dark and scary ones) can be resolved without losing one’s sense of playfulness and wonder.
Joshua Goudie is the author of two previous children’s books: Jack and the Hurricane (2014) and Jack and the Magnificent Ugly Stick (2016). His writing has received national attention, being featured by CBC and Quill and Quire, and he has previously been shortlisted for the Cuffer Prize and the Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union Fresh Fish Award. In 2021, he was awarded the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Percy Janes First Novel Award. Joshua lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, and still calls a crooked lighthouse home (though his dog finally came back!).
Craig Goudie has been working as a visual artist, graphic designer and muralist for over 35 years. In that time, he has been steadily producing work for galleries and community public spaces, serving on local and provincial arts-related boards and teaching art to students of all ages. His art work hangs in numerous government, corporate and private collections; his mural work can be found in central Newfoundland and St. John’s. Craig has illustrated two previous children’s books: Jack and the Hurricane (2014) and Jack and the Magnificent Ugly Stick (2016). Craig has lived and worked in many places around Newfoundland and Labrador, all of them wonderfully distinct—all of them proudly called “home”!
Item Publish Date: 2022 / 08 / 31
Weight: 0.5 kg
Page Count: 88