Gracie, the Lighthouse Cat
Written by Ruth Brown
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Ruth Brown is famous for her appealing drawings of animals and nature, and here beautiful full page paintings tell the dramatic dual story of Grace Darling, the Victorian heroine and lighthouse keeper’s daughter who goes out on a wild and windy night to rescue a ship in trouble whilst Gracie, the lighthouse cat goes in search of one of her kittens that’s gone astray. Can she rescue her kitten from the perilous sea? Written and illustrated with power and pathos Ruth Brown’s picture books are a delight for parents to share with their toddler and for young children to enjoy on their own too.
Gracie, the Lighthouse Cat by Ruth Brown
One stormy night Grace Darling, the lighthouse keeper's daughter, spots a ship in trouble on the rocks. At the same time the lighthouse cat Gracie spots that a kitten from her new litter has strayed. Grace and Gracie both hurry to the rescue, braving the rain and storm. Grace alerts her father and together they take out the lifeboat; Gracie ventures into the dark night and howling wind looking and listening everywhere for her kitten. Ruth Brown is famous for her appealing drawings of animals and nature, and here beautiful full page paintings tell the dramatic dual story with power and pathos.
About the Author
Interest Age: To 5
More books by Ruth Brown
3rd February 2011
Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press
Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.
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