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Lampie and the Children of the Sea

Written by Annet Schaap

Adventure Stories Family / Home Stories Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Traditional Tales

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Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2020

The lighthouse keeper’s daughter, Lampie, becomes a maid at the very strange house of Admiral Black. It is rumoured that there is a monster in the attic but, as Lampie soon comes to realise, not everything strange and different is monstrous. This has the qualities of the great fairy tales but with a bite which resonates with the contemporary world.


Lampie and the Children of the Sea Synopsis

Every evening Lampie the lighthouse keeper's daughter must light a lantern to warn ships away from the rocks. But one stormy night disaster strikes. The lantern goes out, a ship is wrecked and an adventure begins. In disgrace, Lampie is sent to work as a maid at the Admiral's Black House, where rumour has it that a monster lurks in the tower. But what she finds there is stranger and more beautiful than any monster. Soon Lampie is drawn into a fairytale adventure in a world of mermaids and pirates, where she must fight with all her might for friendship, freedom and the right to be different.

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ISBN: 9781782692188
Publication date: 30/05/2019
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782692188
Publication date: 30th May 2019
Author: Annet Schaap
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 336 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Family / Home Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Traditional Tales

About Annet Schaap

Annet Schaap is one of the Netherlands' best-loved illustrators. Lampie and the Children of the Sea is her debut novel and won four prizes in the Netherlands and Flanders, including the Gouden Griffel for the best Dutch children's book of the year.

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