The Lighthouse Keeper's Tea by Ronda Armitage

The Lighthouse Keeper's Tea

Written by Ronda Armitage
Illustrated by David Armitage
Part of the The Lighthouse Keeper Series


The Lighthouse Keeper's Tea 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. When Mr Grinling decides he needs a hobby, he tries everything from baking to birdwatching. But one morning, a stroll along the beach inspires Mr Grinling to take up something very different... and before too long Mr Grinling surprises everyone by learning to surf! The first Lighthouse Keeper story, THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S LUNCH, was published over thirty years ago and his adventures have been loved by children ever since. It is now a modern picture book classic.

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

4th September 2014



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