Humorous Stories

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Barefoot Helen and the Giants

By Andy Jones
Illustrated by Katie Brosnan

Helen is a fine hand with a slingshot, and more than at home in the woods. After all, she was raised by bears. When she stumbles upon three evil giants, she hatches the perfect plan to rid the land of them. Well, almost perfect…. Bulleybummus, the fiercest giant, catches her, ... Read more

Dancing With Daisy

By Jan L. Coates
Illustrated by Josee Bisaillon

When he finds a photograph of his grandfather as a young man, Liam is full of questions. But that’s just fine, because Grampy has a story to spin with every answer.  

 

On a fall day in 1962, he tells Liam, he had a run-in with a nasty girl in search of a dance partner: Daisy ... Read more

Dancing with Daisy

By Jan L. Coates
Illustrated by Josee Bisaillon

When he finds a photograph of his grandfather as a young man, Liam is full of questions. But that's just fine, because Grampy has a story to spin with every answer.

On a fall day in 1962, he tells Liam, he had a run-in with a nasty girl in search of a dance partner: Daisy was ... Read more

Enid Strange

By Meghan Rose Allen

Enid has never fit in with kids her age. They don’t speak the way she does, and they never get accused of cheating by teachers who refuse to believe Enid, and not an adult, writes at such an adult level. They’re not like Enid at all.

And they also can’t see the faeries. ... Read more

Hare B&B

By Bill Richardson
Illustrated by Bill Pechet

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After her parents are duped by a coyote who is a master of disguise, Harriet ("Harry" for short) and her seven younger siblings are left to fend for themselves. Their only resource ... Read more

I Built a Cabin

By Sara Jewell
Illustrated by Charlotte Manning

Eager for some peace and quiet, the main character of this tale in verse moves to the woods and builds a little cabin getaway. She's found the perfect retreat — or so she thinks until she meets her neighbours: an array of loud and lively creatures who crunch and crack and ... Read more

Jack and the Manger

By Andy Jones
Illustrated by Darka Erdelji

A down-to-earth version of a heavenly tale. Jack and the Manger retells the story of Jesus?s birth as if it were a Newfoundland folktale. It?s all seen through the eyes of Jack, the hero of many a story, who befriends a young couple on their walk to Bethlehem. There?s a bit of ... Read more

Jack, the King of Ashes

By Andy Jones
Illustrated by Darka Erdelji

Jack is back in a tale rich with a surprising canine sidekick, sneaky robbers, a missing princess with reward attached, a conniving sea captain, corpses, curses, kisses, and more.

Just a Walk

By Jordan Wheeler
Illustrated by Christopher Auchter

A young boy named Chuck goes for a simple walk that turns into a day of crazy adventures. Chuck encounters animals, fish and birds that lead him on a wild journey throughout their habitats.

Jordan Wheeler's whimsical rhyming will capture the young readers attention and Chuck's ... Read more

Kimmy & Mike

By Dave Paddon
Illustrated by Lily Snowden-Fine

Dave Paddon and Lily Snowden-Fine team up in this hilarious tall tale about a brother and sister who set out to find some fish for their father’s supper. The fish aren’t biting, so Kimmy and Mike head off to see if they’ll have luck on the other side of the ocean.   En ... Read more