The Adventures of Little Benny: Growing up in Labrador is a children’s
book that is all about the wonderful childhood Benny Powell had while growing
up on the coast of Labrador.
Benny spent his winters in Charlottetown in Southern
Labrador and shifting from there to Square Islands, thirteen miles east of
Charlottetown, every summer.
He and his family made that move from the 1960s through to
Benny’s stories included the time he went cod jigging with
his older brother, his first trip on the trapline with his father, and going
ice fishing with his mother.
You will laugh at the story of how he almost got a strapping
for something he didn’t do.
You will shiver at the frightening story of how he almost
The stories that Benny tells so well are beautifully
illustrated with original paintings by Barry Pardy, an artist from Cartwright,
Benny Powell today is a captain with Air Labrador and lives
in Goose Bay with his family.