Running the Goat, Books and Broadsides
Program and component
Supporting Artistic Practice, Literary Publishing Projects
Tors Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador
Field of practice
Publisher Running the Goat, Books and Broadsides Releases Five Books for Young Readers
Located in Tors Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, Running the Goat published children’s books that celebrate the province’s unique culture.
Five dynamic books for young readers
In 2018, the project grant provided by the Canada Council for the Arts enabled Running the Goat to make a name for itself by publishing five books: PB’s Comet; Mallard, Mallard, Moose; Seasons Before the War; Peg Bearskin; and To See the Stars. Some of these books made quite a splash. In fact, the Ontario Library Association named illustrator Lori Doody’s book Mallard, Mallard, Moose one of its 2018 Top Ten Best Bets in the picture book category, while PB’s Comet received positive reviews from specialty press.
Seasons Before the War, a particularly ambitious undertaking
Bernice Morgan’s fictionalized memoir Seasons Before the War is Running the Goat’s most ambitious project to date. The book features original artwork by award-winning illustrator Brita Granström. What’s more, the book made the 2018 BMO Winterset Award longlist.