Synopses & Reviews
Johnny and his family have just moved from the big city to Grand Falls. When Johnny finally goes outside to ask the new boys to play, his worst fears are realized. They make fun of him and his fancy clothes Thankfully, the postman interrupts, giving Johnny a parcel to bring in to his father. His father shows him a picture of a bi-plane, Newfoundland's very own Gipsy Moth He then hands Johnny a white, silk scarf. The rest, his father promises, will be a big surprise. And oh, what a surprise it is
Deannie Sullivan-Fraser has worked in radio and film. Johnny and the Gipsy Moth is based on an amazing event in her father's life.
HildaRose was originally born as a fat fairy between the pages of an old sketchbook. One day she crawled out from between those pages and now sits at her drawing table by the ocean in Prospect Bay, Nova Scotia.
Johnny and his family have moved from the big city to Bishop Falls. Finally, he finds the courage to ask strangers to play. His worst fears are realized though, when the local boys make fun of him and his fancy clothes. The postman intervenes, handing Johnny a parcel. He brings it to his father who shows him a picture of a Gipsy Moth, a bi-plane, and hands him a white silk scarf. The rest, his father promises, will be a big surprise. And what a surprise it is Shortly after, a Gipsy Moth comes in for a landing in a nearby field. It is piloted, he discovers, by his uncle, Arthur Sullivan, who takes him up on a great adventure. Johnny is no longer an outsider. What he does next, however, is what makes him a hero.