photo by Ryan Christie

Sheilah accepting the Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award
Bruneau Family Children’s/Young Adult Award for
Full Speed Ahead: Errol’s Bell Island Adventure (Breakwater Books)

photo by Ryan Christie

Sheilah on the grounds of Government House with
the Honourable Judy Foote, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador,
His Honour Howard W. Foote, and
Joel Thomas Hynes, winner of the Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award for
Fiction for We’ll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd)

Full Speed Ahead: Errol's Bell Island Adventure

The story of a small mouse on a big boat (well to him anyway). Errol’s Bell Island Adventure is a ‘first chapter book' for ages 7 and up. A story full of narrow escapes and dogged determination, it’s ‘full speed ahead’ for this intrepid rodent.

More about Bell Island:

When I wanted to learn more about Bell Island and the mines, I read Gail Weir's book The Miners of Wabana - The Story of the Iron Ore Miners of Bell Island. This book is available from Breakwater Books.

Gail also has a fascinating webpage started on the history and heritage of Bell island. Check it out at

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