Newfoundland Yarns

Andy Jones

Newfoundland Yarns
Event Number: 8
Tickets: $17.00

$9.50 for student groups

Newfoundland Yarns

Andy Jones

Tuesday, October 17
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Studio 1398

1398 Cartwright St.,
3rd Floor

Kids, get ready to be entertained by Gemini award-winning writer and actor, former member of the comedy troupe CODCO and screenwriter for CBC’s Kids in the Hall series, Andy Jones. Jack and the Green Man is the fifth instalment in his series that takes traditional myths and oral tales heard in Newfoundland and Labrador, shakes them up and reimagines them without erasing any of their folkloric charm. On his latest quest, Jack comes up against hairy giants, impossible tasks, a three-legged pig and difficult demigods—a delight for both young and not-so-young readers. Rick Mercer has called the book “a magical, funny tale that will be read again and again and again.”

Suitable for Grades 2-5.

Event Authors:

Andy Jones

Newfoundland and Labrador

Andy Jones has been a comedian, performer and writer for more than 40 years. He is formerly a member of the groundbreaking Newfoundland comedy group CODCO and has written for The Kids in the Hall. He has been acknowledged for his acting through many awards, including an ACTRA Award of Excellence for Lifetime Achievement. He has written five critically-acclaimed one-man comedy shows and has toured across Canada. Jones has also written five children’s books. He is currently performing The Queen of Paradise’s Garden Puppet Show with his wife, puppeteer Mary-Lynn Bernard, which follows in the tradition of Newfoundland fairy tales.