June 1, 2000
When her family moves to a tiny and desolate island off the coast of Maine, Birdie watches her father, the light-keeper, closely as he tends the lights. But one stormy night, her father is taken ill, and only Birdie knows how to keep the lighthouse's strong beam running. Will she be brave enough to guide the boats safely into harbor?
From Publishers Weekly
"Inspired by stories of real 19th-century lighthouse heroines, this atmospheric book uses a diary format to shape a portrait of a brave and likable girl," wrote PW. "The accomplished art underscores the immediacy of the narrative." Ages 4-9. (June)
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