Stories In Verse

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All Around the Circle

By Cara Kansala

From the creator of The Grumpy Goat Gallery. A visually stunning, often humorous book of verse, All Around the Circle celebrates the landscape and spirit of outport Newfoundland. How did Aunt Maud’s cat manage to sail across the tickle? Why is Heloise the chicken so worried? ... 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

Ralph, Flying Hound

By Dave Paddon
Illustrated by Alex Kolano

In the tradition of Robert Service's poetic tall tales, Dave Paddon's Ralph, Flying Hound brings readers a hilarious recitation about a dog that just won't give up. Along with his canine comrades, Ralph chases anything that moves, and usually catches it too. But when his aspirations ... Read more

The Circle Game

By (artist) Brian Deines
Lyrics by Joni Mitchell

More than forty years ago, Joni Mitchell’s music helped define a generation of young people. Now, one of her classic songs is introduced to a new generation through the remarkable art of Brian Deines.

The Circle Game, a charming nod to childhood dreams and memories, tells ... Read more

The Moon King

By Cara Kansala


When the magical Moon King tips over the night, it spills across the land and sea, and he seeks the help of animals big and small to collect the stars and return them to the sky. In this beautifully illustrated bedtime story, ... Read more

The Sniger and the Floose

By Ashley Fayth
Illustrated by Katie Brosnan

On a very Random Island
in the North Atlantic Sea,
some very Randomanimals
are hiding in the trees. ...
So begins Ashley Fayth's delightful nonsense poem in which readers meet a range of "wild and wondrous" beasts ̬ like the sniger, the floose, the squiffin, and the butterflabbit. ... Read more

Where the Crooked Lighthouse Shines

By Joshua Goudie & Craig Goudie

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 ... Read more