Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 7 to 12
- Grade: 2 to 6
- Reading age: 7 to 12
***CANADA BOOK AWARD WINNER*** ***BRUNEAU FAMILY AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE LONGLIST***
Errol the adventurous little mouse takes to the sky when he meets a young girl, Natasha, playing with a toy airplane. Later, when Errol is left alone, he decides to fly Natasha’s toy plane and begins a magical journey that takes him back in time to one night in 1940. He meets up with Dan, a radio operator on a full-sized Hudson bomber, and gets to accompany the crew on their late night, top-secret flight across the Atlantic. When an enemy plane appears over Ireland and threatens the safety of crew and craft, only Errol can save them from disaster.
About the authors
Sheilah Lukins has had a great education travelling and working in foreign countries, drinking in the culture and meeting lots of people. She has been a Bollywood movie extra in India, an art school model in Italy, a chambermaid in Germany, a bartender and a riding instructor in England, a theatre arts administrator, a library assistant, and a teacher of various subjects, primarily music and English, here in Newfoundland. Generally, nothing stops her. Somewhat fearless, or perhaps just 'stunned', she loves history, horses and dogs, good food and great stories. Sheilah was born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland but now lives in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's with her husband and, sadly, no pets at the moment. She has a BA in German Language and Literature and a B.Ed. from Memorial University, an ARTC in voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music and various diplomas from a British technical college. Just recently, she completed her TESL diploma with Acadia University. She has been published in many magazines including, Riddle Fence, Canadian Women's Studies, and Downhome Magazine. Her previously published books include Rain, Drizzle and Fog (Boulder Publications) and For Maids Who Brew and Bake (Flanker Press), which was nominated in the special interest category of Cuisine Canada's National Culinary Book Awards.
Laurel Keating’s illustrations charm and delight children of all ages. An award-winning artist, her work has adorned several Newfoundland children’s books, including Yaffle’s Journey, the Find Scruncheon and Touton books, Moose’s Roof, Elliot and the Impossible Fish, Full Speed Ahead: Errol’s Bell Island Adventure, and Flying Ace: Errol’s Gander Adventure. Once Upon an Iceberg: Errol’s Twillingate Adventure is her tenth book.
- Winner, Canada Book Award
- Long-listed, Bruneau Family Award for Children's/Young Adult Literature