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Hardcover The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter Book

ISBN: 0316650536

ISBN13: 9780316650533

The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter

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In this reprint of a popular children's book, a young girl named Miranda learns about life on a remote island in Maine. When her father, the lighthhouse keeper, is kept away from the island by a... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Good story

This is a charming story well told and illustrated. My six year old granddaughter enjoyed it very much.

The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter

While her father is away, 10-year-old Miranda must take up his role as lighthouse keeper. The young girl will have to overcome inclement weather conditions, hunger and illness to keep the light burning brightly until her father returns. She bravely rescues the family's chickens before the chicken coop is washed away. As days stretch into weeks, supplies run so low that the only food Miranda and her mother have are the eggs provided by the hens each day and a small amount of cornmeal mush. Despite their dire situation, Miranda never complains. She simply does what needs to be done to keep the light in operation. Her father finally returns with much-needed food and a special surprise for Miranda: soil for a garden. The waves scour the rocky island of its soil each winter, making it difficult to maintain a garden, something Miranda had hoped to do. By spring, the story of Miranda's courage is well-known to passing sailors and they bring her soil on an almost daily basis. Miranda packs the soil between the rocks and soon the island is teeming with colorful flowers. Lovely watercolor illustrations compliment the story. The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter was inspired by real-life lighthouse heroine Abbie Burgess, and the gardens at Mount Desert Rock Lighthouse.

The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter

This is a great book about how a young girl takes on the responsibility of tending to her father's work of keeping a lighthouse while he is away. This isn't the easiest job, especially since there is a horrible storm going on. The young girl is new to living on this island but she uses courage a strength to climb the many stairs to light the candles. She knows how important it is to keep the candles lit during a storm. Miranda was sick, tired, hungry and cold but she never gave up and never lost hope that her father would return. This book is a great way to teach children how other their age work so hard in times that aren't easy. This young girl demonstrates mady great qualities. She loves her father and doesn't want to let him down so she uses all her strength to take care of the lighthouse.
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