The tiny sets and props are perfectly constructed to delight children and grownups alike.
Juicy bits of Newfoundland idiom (Jack’s head is “plimmed” with love ballads, and he and the giant are “drove cracked” by the grouchy eagle) and customs (a boil-up on the beach, mummers, a card tournament) are threaded through the books.
This is a lively, funny series with a lovable heroine who keeps getting herself into impossibly wacky predicaments.
Ahead of Her Time: Select Writings of Dora Russell, edited by her daughter, Elizabeth Miller, is a captivating mix of politics, humour and reflections on family life.
Angel Lady of the Maritimes
by Karen Forrest
$19.95, paperback, 176 pp.
Pottersfield Press, 2015
A Touch of Gold
by Vivien Gorham
$12.95, paperback, 224 pp.
Nimbus Publishing, September, 2015
By Valerie Sherrard
$14.99, paperback, 264 pp.
Penguin Group Canada, February 2015