The Adventures Of Stumpman

Rated 4.00/5 based on 1 reviews
Ever wonder about the dreams of trees? Do they dream of travel? Do they look at the snow? William Gough, a writer and artist, took the time to learn of the life of trees - and wrote about it for his grand-daughter, Amelia. He painted all the pictures, and his wife, Caren Moon, took the photographs for the book. More

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About William Gough

William Gough is a writer, publisher and director. He has won such awards as the Gemini, Actra, Prix Anik, Genie, Bijou, Blue Ribbon - American Film Festival, and the Columbus Film Festival’s ‘Chris Plaque. 
He also teaches writing online for Vancouver Island University.

PRAISE for William Gough's Books:
"Gough’s writing is...poignant, spare, with the strength and subtlety of a fine woodcut..." E. Annie Proulx/

Maud’s House…is a literary compliment paid to a people whose richest bounty, next to the sea, is the gift of language. It is also a detailed snapshot of a lost era, lovingly developed in the darkroom of the writer’s memory. …it’s clear that the richness of language as it is spoken in Newfoundland is in Gough’s literary blood.”
Michael Harris, The Globe and Mail

“A good novel does something which happens only rarely in our day-to-day perceptions; It sets down what can happen in an instant of time.
“Maud’s House is a wonderful book, a treat to read, and one of the best books I’ve read this year, period…”
Peter Gard, The Evening Telegram

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Review by: Jessica Motherwell on March 6, 2012 :
This is a gentle and wise story about Nature and the cycle of life. I appreciated the imaginative surprise at the end. "Stumpman" is like a mixture Shel Silverstein's "The Giving Tree" and Arnold Lobel's story of the two watchful Stones in "Mouse Soup." "Stumpman" combines sweet prose with spare, dream-like images to create simple and pure story-telling. A peaceful cuddle-up-with-the-kids bedtime read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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