Down by Jim Longs Stage
Rhymes for children and young fish
A long-cherished children’s classic is now back in print! This 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition of the classic children’s book is a new illustrated edition. It’s time for a new generation of children to enjoy this lighthearted collection of rhymes by the acclaimed poet Al Pittman. All new whimsical illustrations by Pam Hall dance through the pages with a sublime silliness perfectly balancing Pittman’s rhymes. Her original work was the Winner of the prestigious Amelia Francis Howard Gibbon Award for best Canadian illustration. The late acclaimed poet and author, Al Pittman, died on August 26, 2001 at the age of sixty-one, after a lengthy illness. He was one of Newfoundland’s best contemporary writers. Al built an inte ational reputation over the last 40 years creating award-winning poetry, plays and scripts for radio and television. Some of these include the Borestone Mountain Poetry Award, The Canada Council Arts Award, the Lydia Campbell Award, the Stephen Leacock Centenial Award, The Writer’s Alliance Book Award for Poetry and has been inducted into the Arts Council’s Hall of Honour. Up until his death he was a Writer in Residence at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Co er Brook, Newfoundland.
"With new artwork from Pam Hall, classic characters like Zoro the swordfish and Sid the Squid return with light-hearted aquatic verses that promise to open a new watery world to children. " - Liam O’Donnell, Canadian Bookseller
"It's a beauty. Pam Hall's extraordinary paintings of the creatures and their habitats make this book so new, fresh and delicious. " - The Globe & Mail