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Written by Peter Bunzl

Illustrated by Anneli Bray

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Featherlight Review

Adventure Stories Dyslexia Friendly Books for Interest age 7+ Dyslexia Friendly Books for Interest age 9+ Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 7+ readers Historical Fiction

An unlikely visitor brings light to the life of the lighthouse keeper’s daughter in a stunning adventure

Interest Age 8+ Reading Age 8

From bestselling author Peter Bunzl comes Featherlight – an irresistible tale of family, magic and bravery. An unlikely visitor brings light to the life of the lighthouse keeper’s daughter, in this stunning new adventure. Inspired by the story of real heroines like Grace Darling in the Farne Islands and Ida Lewis of Rhode Island, both of whom risked their lives in daring sea rescues in the nineteenth century, Featherlight boasts a strong female protagonist, a touching story of family, and a fantastic mix of myth and history from the award-winning author of the Cogheart series.


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Featherlight Synopsis

When the lighthouse no longer shines, what else has the power to guide you to shore?

Deryn's father is the lighthouse keeper on Featherstone Island, keeping the lantern lit to protect passing boats from the treacherous rocky coastline. But when an emergency arises and Deryn is left alone to keep watch over the lighthouse, she finds herself in a terrible situation when the lamp runs out of oil during a wild storm. With a fishing boat in peril on the sea, Deryn has to seek help from an unusual source. Will she be able to keep the lantern lit through the dark, dangerous night?

Peter Bunzl, the award-winning author of the Cogheart series, stirs up magic, myth and history in his truly captivating Barrington Stoke debut.

Featherlight Press Reviews

"This book is full of magic, family love and bravery ... and inspired by real life heroines. A fantastic mix of myth and history"  Little Blog of Library Treasures

"A gorgeous, hearfelt, hopeful story"   Emma Carroll

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ISBN: 9781781129180
Publication date: 01/04/2021
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781129180
Publication date: 1st April 2021
Author: Peter Bunzl
Illustrator: Anneli Bray
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 104 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Family / Home Stories, Historical Fiction
Other Categories: Dyslexia Friendly Books for Interest age 7+, Dyslexia Friendly Books for Interest age 9+

About Peter Bunzl

Peter Bunzl grew up in South London in a rambling Victorian house with three cats, two dogs, one sister, an antique-dealer dad and an artist mum. He is a BAFTA-winning animator, as well as a writer and film-maker. Like Lily and Robert, he loves adventures and reading penny dreadfuls, but wishes dearly that he had a mechanical fox called Malkin.

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