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  • By Hal Henderson
    May 2, 2010
    Kevin's personal recollection of growing up in the Maritimes is a piece of Canadian History. His descriptive writing takes you walking with him as a young boy to Brimstone Head and makes you feel as though his loving Aunt might be part of your own family. His expressive style takes you back in time to feel the hardship with which he lived, while opening the door to reveal the richness of life on Fogo Island, Newfoundland.
  • By Rochelle Vigurs
    Feb 28, 2010
    If you're from “away,” and you think a header is the data at the top of a web page, and a pancake is something you eat for breakfast, if you think a collar is what you wear around your neck, and a tickle is what makes you laugh, then you've got another think coming. From lassy to leggy, from ballicatters to brewis, the stories in Brimstone Head will make you smile and marvel—and shed a tear perhaps—as they carry you back to the middle of the last century and an isolated Newfoundland outport where hard work was the stuff of life, and community the knot that held it all together. These stories are a real treasure.
  • By Rick Alexander
    Feb 21, 2010
    This book was an entertaining but informative read at the same time. I was taken back to a time and place I never experienced. The book was an easy, entertaining and enlightening read through a child’s eyes of what it was like growing up in a Newfoundland outport during the 1950s. From light and humorous short stories to grief seen through the eyes of a child. Educational stories about cod fishing the way it was, to places that no longer exist. From the legend of Fogo being one of the “Four Corners of the Earth,” to experiencing the accent come alive in his writing and the occasional use of colourfully unique Newfoundland English.
  • By Robert Henry
    Jan 25, 2010
    While illustrating this wonderful compilation of stories from Kevin's childhood, I not only got a glimpse into his own development, but if one ever wanted to know about the strange mysterious and somewhat idyllic, yet extremely harsh life in Newfoundland, this is the book to read. Each story was told so clearly that although I envisioned several scenarios to illustrate, and chose certain key scenes, one's imagination will fly while listening to Kevin "tell" each story. It's almost as if you are in a theater listening to an author reading a children's story to a captive audience. Very well done! Five stars..... I absolutely recommend this book!
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Product Details

February 17, 2010
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.52 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
5.5 wide x 8.5 tall
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