Title: Over On The Island Author: Helen Jean Champion Publisher: Ryerson. Toronto & Halifax: 1939 (1946) Description: Second revised edition. Octavo. 261 pp. Illustrated with half-tone photo images. Bound in brown cloth with gilt titles on front panel and spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Map endpapers. Described as a travel book based on a tour by bicycle and on foot through Prince Edward Island. The blurb on the dust jacket says "(t)he book is rich in historic anecdotes that cluster round the different places; stories of the early settlers, French and British, and the Indians. Many a story - whether history or the actual experience of the author en route - is enlivened by a humorous twist."
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Helen Jean Champion (1910-1968) was an island writer. She's buried in the Bethel United Church Cemetery, West Cape (Lot 8) Prince Edward Island.