The Lighthouse Keeper's Picnic by Ronda Armitage


The Lighthouse Keeper's Picnic by Ronda Armitage

Once there was a lighthouse keeper called Mr. Grinling. At night time he lived in a small white cottage perched high on the cliffs, and in the daytime he rowed out to his lighthouse to clean and polish the light. Mr Grinling loves to eat, and Mrs Grinling is the best cook in the whole world. She puts on a truly scrumptious spread for the village picnic, but later Mr Grinling wishes he hadn't eaten quite so much...The first Lighthouse Keeper story, THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S LUNCH, published over thirty years ago. It is now a modern picture book classic, and his adventures have been loved by children ever since.

About the Author

Ronda Armitage was born in New Zealand. She is the author of many books for children, including the well-loved Lighthouse Keeper series of stories, which tell of the adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Grinling and their marmalade cat, Hamish. Most of her books are illustrated by her husband, David, who is an artist. She was a primary school teacher for several years, and is a trained counsellor, specialising in family therapy.

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32 pages


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Publication date

5th June 2014



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