Footsteps in Bay de Verde

By (author): Charis Cotter

Illustrated by: Jenny Dwyer

Key Selling Points
  • In this creepy tale, a young girl and her siblings stay up late to listen to the adults tell stories when a dying neighbor makes one last visit to his friends.
  • Footsteps in Bay de Verde is a?chilling ghost story, with an endnote that outlines the history behind the story, positioning it within world folklore traditions.
  • The author has written several acclaimed middle-grade novels about ghosts.
  • This book features richly detailed and evocative hyper-realistic illustrations.
AUTHOR

Charis Cotter

Charis Cotter is the award-winning author of several middle-grade readers, ghost stories and collections of ghost stories. Several of her books have been translated into other languages. She loves to collect spooky stories wherever she goes, and to share them with the people she meets. Originally from Ontario, she now lives in Western Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador.


AUTHOR

Jenny Dwyer

Born and raised in Newfoundland, Jenny Dwyer has been steeped in the region’s culture her entire life. An artist and teacher, she has received several local honors for her compelling, hyper-realistic artwork. This is her first illustrated book. She lives in Maddox Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Reviews

?A good old-fashioned ghost story sure to deliver spine tingles?Scrumptiously spooky.?
– Kirkus Reviews

?Based on a story that Newfoundland storyteller Brian Walsh told Cotter about something that happened to his own mother in the 1920s, this is a wonderfully spine-tingling book. Dwyer?s illustrations create just the right atmosphere for this haunting tale of the supernatural.?
– The Globe and Mail

?Although brief, and told from a six-year-old?s viewpoint, the story is creepy enough to be best suited for slightly older children and sits somewhere between conventional picture book and middle-grade markets. A quirky production from Newfoundland micropress Running the Goat, Footsteps in Bay de Verde may be slight but it doesn?t patronize its young audience ? and will likely send a few shivers down older spines, too.?
– Quill & Quire

?Charis Cotter has carved a rich, specific niche for her writing: the eerie, the uncanny, pitched to a younger audience.?
– The Telegram

?This picture book is the perfect addition to a summer evening spent by a campfire. Well paced and perfectly worded to raise the hairs on the back of your neck. Share with a group of listeners, but be prepared for frightened listeners to scooch in closer, grab tightly to one another?s arms and stare wide eyed and breathless until the last page is turned. Adults and children can share in this exceptionally creepy tale enhanced by the incredible illustrations by Jenny Dwyer.?
– Atlantic Book Reviews

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Excerpts & Samples ×
Bridie and her brother and sister love to sit up late, listening to the adults trade stories. One stormy night the talk is not only about the price of fish, ghosts and pirates, but also about Poor Keye, a neighbor in hospital who had always loved these storied nights. A loud bang and the sound of his familiar shuffling footsteps suggests that perhaps he is home after all, and has come to join the gathering. But when Bridie?s mother goes to welcome him, Poor Keye is nowhere to be found. The next morning a telegram arrives with shocking news.
Key Selling Points
  • In this creepy tale, a young girl and her siblings stay up late to listen to the adults tell stories when a dying neighbor makes one last visit to his friends.
  • Footsteps in Bay de Verde is a?chilling ghost story, with an endnote that outlines the history behind the story, positioning it within world folklore traditions.
  • The author has written several acclaimed middle-grade novels about ghosts.
  • This book features richly detailed and evocative hyper-realistic illustrations.

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Details

Dimensions:

36 Pages
8.25in * 11.25in * 0.25in
454gr

Published:

June 30, 2020

City of Publication:

Tors Cove

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Running the Goat

ISBN:

9781927917282

Book Subjects:

JUVENILE FICTION / Ghost Stories

Language:

eng

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