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Half the Lies You Tell Are Not True

by Dave Paddon, illustrated by Duncan Major

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list price: $19.95
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ISBN:9781927917152
publisher: Running the Goat
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The world of Dave Paddon's recitations is quirky, riotously funny, and utterly unique; a place of tall tales and plain foolishness, where fog is so thick you can use it for cannonballs, and a polar bear hijacks a bingo tournament. Berry pickers turn combatants and the result is a bay full of jam; a local handyman turns doctor and uses the spare parts in his shed to patch up his neighbours.

 

Half the Lies You Tell Are Not True brings together thirteen recitations long loved by Paddon's many local fans. Great for older kids and grown-ups alike, this is a wonderful cross-over book. Paddon has been called Newfoundland and Labrador's Robert Service, and for good reason. His recitations are non-stop fun, fully engaging the verve and tang of the province's rich language. (The book has a glossary at the back for those from up-along.) These were written to be recited, and readers will surely find themselves reading aloud to family and friends.

 

Duncan Major's illustrations capture the energy and wit of the recitations. While this is Major's first trade publication, he and Paddon have collaborated on several letterpress chapbooks featuring Paddon's recitations and Major's artwork; they are a perfect pairing.

About the Authors

Dave Paddon was born and raised in Northwest River, Labrador. For many years he worked as a commercial pilot. A few years ago, he began writing recitations with a quirky take on life in Newfoundland and Labrador. A crowd favourite at storytelling events in St. John's, he performs at festivals and concerts throughout province and on the mainland. Some of his numerous recitations have been published as letterpress-printed chapbooks and released on CD. This is his first children's book. Dave divides his time between St. John's and English Harbour, Newfoundland.

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Duncan Major was born and raised in St. John's, where he lives with his wife and young son. He is a letterpress printer, graphic designer, and musician, as well as an illustrator. He and Dave Paddon have collaborated on a series of letterpress-pirnted chapbooks that feature single recitations by Dave. This is his first illustration work for a trade publication.

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