A Folk Tale Journey
THROUGH THE MARITIMES
by Helen Creighton PHOTOS • 266 pagesTHIS IS A BOOK OF FOLK TALES, collected by Nova Scotia’s premier folklorist. Helen introduces us to each storyteller, sets the scene, and then presents the story just as it was told to her. The feel of the kitchen and the fish shed still clings to these stories. Some are long, really miraculous folk tales. Others are the brief riddle or the tantalizing quick-telling. Helen Creighton’s comments throughout reveal her affection for her informants and preserve their passionate involvement with the characters they loved.