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Children's Nonfiction General


by (author) Raidal Bas & Colleen Shannahan

Belle Isle Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2006
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2006
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  • Age: 9 to 14
  • Grade: 4


This is the true story of Sir Wilfred Grenfell, an adventurous young doctor from England, who in 1892 set sail across the Atlantic Ocean to bring medical relief to the remote fishing communities on the rugged shores of northern Newfoundland and Labrador. He immediately fell in love with the land and its people but was horrified to discover the cruel conditions that they endured. In an effort to help he joined with the local people to build traveling hospital ships, local clinics, schools and orphanages.

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Mission! The Extraordinary Adventures of Sir Wilfred Grenfell

Sir Wilfred Grenfell was an adventurous missionary doctor who spent 40 years on the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. His adventures are full of heroics and a strong sense of the culture and beauty of his adopted home. Contains illustrations, photographs, bibliographies, maps and index.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.