Friday, February 19, 2010

Ode to Newfoundland by Geoff Butler

This is a children's picture book from Tundra Books and was the winner of the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award and the Lilla Stirling Memorial Award. The lyrics for the anthem were written by Sir Cavendish Boyle, who wanted to pay the small land with a big heart a tribute.

The illustrator draws on his memories of growing on the rock and depicts the activities of the households there. They are colorful and roughly rendered, just like life is and was in Newfoundland and Labrador.

This would make a special gift for someone who has fond memories of the land. It would also be a good way to help a child understand the anthem.

The book is well bound and nicely printed. Learn what Newfies are all about!

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