Jack, the delightful, mischievous, big-hearted hero of so many Newfoundland tales, is worried about his parents. They aren’t getting any younger; in fact, they’re really quite old. So Jack and his brothers Bill and Tom decide to set out and find a magic fruit that will make the old young. Told with the humour, warmth and sly wit that have made Andy Jones one of the Island’s finest and best-loved storytellers, The Queen of Paradise’s Garden follows Jack on his way to the land of the Queen of Paradise, where he finds the magic fruit and quite a few other handy things as well.
Darka Erdelji has created stunning illustrations for the story. Erdelji’s artwork is at once otherworldly, wistful and playful; it adds a wonderful dimension to an already engaging story.