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Jack and the Magnificent Ugly Stick

by Joshua Goudie
illustrated by Craig Goudie

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list price: $16.95
published: 2016

How much fun can you have with just one rubber boot?When one goes missing, Jack and his grandmother are forced to cancel their fishing trip. However, Jack has never been one to let a setback get in the way of a good time. And once Jack gets his hands on a tall piece of driftwood and a few of Newfoundland and Labrador's most celebrated musicians, it turns out that everyone gets to have a lot of fun!In the follow up to the acclaimed Jack and the Hurricane, join Jack as he sets out to put a smile back on his grandmother's face, and watch as his merry band grows, all to the delight of everyone in town.A heartwarming tale, Jack and the Magnificent Ugly Stick will be enjoyed by anyone who ever held an instrument in their hands or a song in their heart!

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Editorial Review

"... gorgeous illustrations and a fun story line work together to introduce young readers to a traditional Newfoundland instrument that's bound to capture their imaginations and spark their creativity." Sarah Sawler, Atlantic Books Today

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Joshua Goudie

Joshua Goudie's work has been published in numerous compilations and anthologies. He has been shortlisted for the Cuffer Prize three times with one of his short stories placing second in 2012. The following year, he was shortlisted for the Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union Fresh Fish Award, one of the most generous prizes given in Canada to an emerging writer.Born in Grand Falls-Windsor, he now lives in St. John's. Joshua holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. Craig Goudie's work can be found in the provincial government's permanent collection and in numerous private and corporate collections across Canada. He works with many different media including pencil, pastel, charcoal, acrylics, watercolour, and lithography. His favorite art subjects are peopleCraig has served on numerous local and provincial arts-related boards and has developed the online art curriculum resource materials for the province's distance education high school art program.Craig lives in Grand Falls-Windsor, and when he's not drawing or painting, he enjoys photography, piano, theatre, cooking, playing percussion in the community concert band, and travelling with his wife (especially to see their two sons).
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