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Rock solid

The language and landscape of Newfoundland are brought to life in two rollicking new books BY ANDREAE CALLANAN

PICTURE BOOKS

All Around the Circle

Cara Kansala and Max Dorey, ill. Breakwater Books, Ages 6+

The Puffin Problem

Lori Doody Running the Goat Books and Broadsides, Ages 3-8

LITTLE ONES love a lively scene, and there’s plenty for them to look at in the rollicking illustrations that accompany Cara Kansala’s spirited poems in All Around the Circle. Kansala and her longtime artistic collaborator Max Dorey combine bright acrylic backgrounds with sculptural and textile elements to create rich visions of outport Newfoundland life. Houses, clotheslines, and fences seem to sway to the rhythm of Kansala’s verses, while cats, goats, and gulls make themselves comfortable among the busy fishermen and washerwomen who populate the book’s pages.

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