Forthcoming Titles

Publication 2021

The Magic Compass by Douglas Arthur Brown

Boularderie Island Press

ISBN: 978-1-926448-55-8


Set in the enchanted Island Kingdom, The Magic Compass is a delightful Christmas adventure for children, to be read aloud, one chapter at a time, on each of the days of December leading up to Christmas. The story’s rich narrative, unforgettable characters, playful humour and full-colour illustrations make this book a great family read that is sure to become a holiday tradition.

The Island Kingdom is inhabited by humans, trolls and nisses (elves) who embark on spirited, sometimes perilous escapades as they anticipate and prepare for Christmas. Day by day as the story unfolds, many mysterious and wondrous things are revealed: the secrets of the Nisse Hand Book; the trolls’ Vat of Boiling Milk; the wizard’s Book of Charms; and of course the Magic Compass.

For over two decades, The Magic Compass has been entertaining families around the world. In 2000, the Nova Scotia Department of Education placedthe bookin all provincial elementary schools.

Douglas Arthur Brown

Douglas Arthur Brown is the author of seven books. He received an Established Artist Recognition Award from the Province of Nova Scotia; his novel Quintet won the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize; and he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to Canadian Culture.

Bruce John Brown

Bruce John Brown was an accomplished visual artist and very active in the Halifax, Nova Scotia music community. He graduated with a degree in Editorial Design from the Ontario College of Art and Design. He devoted his professional life to helping the less fortunate as an advocate and champion for those with mental health issues.