A Labrador Fantasy
The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Borrowed Black tells the story of an imaginary creature who lives on the coast of Labrador. He borrows everything from his surroundings -- even the wind fuels his very existence. When his greed spurs him to borrow the moon, which he shatters, the land becomes veiled in darkness. Luckily, local sailors come together, return the wind to the air and the moon to the sky, and show us how courage can overcome greed.
Borrowed Black has been printed in eleven countries, and has been translated into seven languages, including Innu and Innuit. It has also been used in the Labrador school system. Breathtaking, full colour illustrations by Jan Mogensen perfectly complement this classic tale.
“In Borrowed Black by Ellen Bryan Obed the setting, the wild and isolated shore of Labrador, is supremely important. ” -Books in Canada
“The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Borrowed Black is beautifully illustrated with subdued watercolour hues of blue, gray and brown highlighted with white. Borrowed Black is an engaging folk tale. ” –Canadian Review of Materials