The Golden Leg by Dale Jarvis
And Other Ghostly Campfire Tales

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One of Canada's favourite storytellers is back with a collection of classic ghost stories for young readers. If you dare, make your acquaintance with dark-cloaked ladies gliding through the silent streets, headless men fished out of the ocean’s depths, and clutching hands reaching out of the inky darkness. Author and storyteller Dale Jarvis has put together a collection of spooky stories from Newfoundland and Labrador, along with ghastly tales hand-picked from haunted spots around the world, and he has retold them in his own wonderfully creepy style.All author's royalties from The Golden Leg will be donated to the Camp Delight Children's Oncology Camp, a project of the Candlelighters Association of Newfoundland and Labrador. This annual summer camp program, designed for children between the ages of 7 and 17 diagnosed with cancer, their siblings, and siblings of children who have passed away, has hosted hundreds of campers since 1988.
 

About Dale Jarvis

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Dale Gilbert Jarvis is a performer, researcher, writer and storyteller living and working in St. Johnrsquo;s. He holds a B.Sc. (honours) in anthropology from Trent University and an MA in folklore from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He currently works for the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador as the provincersquo;s intangible cultural heritage development officer. Dalersquo;s fortnightly exploration of all things paranormal in the province, Newfoundland Unexplained, is a regular column in the Telegram.As a storyteller, Dale has performed locally and at international festivals, but is perhaps less well known than his alter ego, the distinguished Reverend Thomas Wyckham Jarvis, Esquire. Since 1997, the Reverend has been the host and guide of the St. Johnrsquo;s Haunted Hike, a walking ghost tour through the haunted streets of St. Johnrsquo;s. Under his supervision, locals and tourists have been introduced to the vengeful lovers, murdered soldiers, and mysterious fires which await those brave enough to explore the secrets that lie in wait in St. Johnrsquo;s darkest corners. Mixing history, humour, and traditional storytelling, Dale has been winning over audiences and throwing in the odd scare here and there, and has been covered by a wide variety of local, national, and international media.
 
Published October 9, 2007 by Flanker Press. 127 pages
Genres: Horror, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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