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Moocher in the Lun

A Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Alphabet

Moocher in the Lun

Flanker Press


14.95 CAD

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The Newfoundland and Labrador alphabet has never been portrayed so artistically. From auntsary to zosweet and everything in between, this book will take you on an excursion around the province, reciting its mystifying language, expressions, and folklore. Written by award-winning author Tom Dawe and illustrated by renowned folk artist C. Anne MacLeod, Moocher in the Lun is an alphabet book like no other. Winner of the 2010 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards - Bruneau Family Children's/Young Adult Literature Award Shortlisted for 2010 Heritage and History Book Award

The charming illustrations, the whimsy in the rhyming definitions, and the pairings of the letters of the alphabet with our colourful language all combine to deliver a home-grown classic children\'s book.-- The Telegram --
[Dawe\'s] rhymes are playfully executed, and often quite funny.-- The Independent --
A new read in bookstores is obviously targeting a child audience, but Moocher in the Lun may prove to be just as entertaining to the adults who are reading this bedtime treasure as it is for the kids.-- The Aurora --
Animating this preserver of language and lore - as if any further animation were required - appropriately loony illustrations that incorporate each letter of the alphabet in its place.-- Globe and Mail --
The well-matched team of award-winning Newfoundland author [Tom] Dawe and folk artist [C. Anne] MacLeod has produced a treasure of a volume that perfectly illustrates the uniqueness of Newfoundland and Labrador\'s language and culture.-- Atlantic Books Today --
While ostensibly aimed at children, this handsome collaboration rich in local language and lore will appeal to all ages. -- CM: Canadian Review of Materials --
[Tom] Dawe could be described as Newfoundland\'s Dr. Seuss.-- The Telegram --
Even though this book is aimed at a young audience, it will be equally welcomed by older children and adults - many of whom will be able to relate to some of the terms and situations related in the poems.-- Resource Links --
This picture book may be intended for the children’s market, but it will be a source of delight and amusement for all ages, especially in interactions between the generations.-- Suite101.com --
Moocher in the Lun by Tom Dawe, illustrated by C. Anne MacLeod, is a beautiful rendition of the alphabet from a Newfoundland perspective utilizing words from our culture with a fun twist that appeals to children.-- Current magazine --
Moocher in the Lun has a classic elegance. The rhyming appears effortless, the situations are original and funny, and the language is wonderfully natural. It demands to be read aloud just for the pleasure of the rhythm, the inventiveness of the language, and the situations created . . . Like Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, it captures a magical language, a real one that contains a wealth of traditional knowledge, and makes it come alive again, appealing on different levels and holding as much interest for adults as for younger readers. [Dawe] dignifies the language, using it with love, affection, and respect, striking a balance between the rigor and compression of poetic form and the utterly wild potential of language.-- Judges, 2010 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards — Bruneau Family Children’s/Young Adult Literatur --

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Turning pages since 1994

Flanker Press is a bright spark in the Newfoundland and Labrador publishing scene. As the province’s most active publisher of trade books, the company now averages twenty new titles per year, with a heavy emphasis on regional non-fiction and historical fiction.

The mission of Flanker Press is to provide a quality publishing service to the local and regional writing community and to actively promote its authors and their books in Canada and abroad.

Now located in Paradise, Flanker Press has grown from a part-time venture in 1994 to a business with eight full-time employees. In the fall of 2004, Flanker Press launched a new imprint, Pennywell Books. This imprint includes literary fiction, short stories, young adult fiction, and children’s books.

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