Bridie and her brother and sister love to sit up late, listening to the adults trade stories. One stormy night the talk is not only about the price of fish, ghosts and pirates, but also about Poor Keye, a neighbor in hospital who had always loved these storied nights. A loud bang and the sound of his familiar shuffling footsteps suggests that perhaps he is home after all, and has come to join the gathering. But when Bridie’s mother goes to welcome him, Poor Keye is nowhere to be found. The next morning a telegram arrives with shocking news.
For most of her life, Charis Cotter has been fascinated by ghost stories. She collects, writes and tells them to eager audiences of all ages. She is the author numerous acclaimed and award-winning books for children, including The Swallow and The Painting. She lives in a house by the sea in Western Bay, one of the most haunted places in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Born and raised in Newfoundland, Jenny Dwyer has been steeped in the region’s culture her entire life. An artist and teacher, she has received several local honors for her compelling, hyper-realistic artwork. This is her first illustrated book. She lives in Maddox Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador.