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Once Upon an Iceberg

Errol's Twillingate Adventure

by (author) Sheilah Lukins

illustrated by Laurel Keating

Breakwater Books Ltd.
Initial publish date
May 2021
General, Intermediate, Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2021
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Jun 2021
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Reading age: 7 to 12


When the dog’s away, the mice go on an adventure!
Errol is off on another adventure! With his new-found friend Gus, Errol travels to Twillingate to help search for Gus’s father. In the course of his search, he finds treasures on the beach, almost floats away with the icebergs, and visits the Long Point Lighthouse. There he meets Olivia and her family, who help him on his quest, showing him around and hunting for clues. But time is running out; they have to head home to Beachy Cove—and there’s still no sign of Gus’s dad!

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.

Sheilah Lukins' profile page

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.


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Editorial Reviews

“In this latest entry in Sheilah Lukins’ early chapter book series about Errol’s ongoing exploits, our feisty and kindhearted hero is as intrepid as ever. The chapters are short and action-packed, perfect for holding the attention of young readers.”

Atlantic Books Today

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