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On a rocky island outpost off the coast of Maine, a young girl once kept the lighthouse lamps burning for days while her father was held on the mainland by a violent storm. This heroic incident forms the basis of Arielle North Olson's dramatic story about young Miranda and her family. They have recently moved to the lighthouse--and the reader becomes acclimated along with Miranda to the harsh and demanding way of life she finds there. Illustrated in sweeping watercolors of blue and gray by Elaine Wentworth, The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter will stir the hearts of readers as they watch Miranda struggle triumphantly against storm and rock and sea.
About the Author
Arielle North Olson, daughter of Newbery Honor winner Sterling North, is the children's book reviewer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She lives in Webster Groves, Missouri, with her husband, Clarence Olson, and they have three grown children and one grandchild. The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter is Mrs. Olson's second book for children; her first, Hurry Home, Grandma! was published in 1984. Elaine Wentworth is a graduate of the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston and a member of the American Watercolor Society and Guild of Boston Artists, among other organizations. Her award-winning work has been exhibited throughout the United States, and her paintings are part of several permanent collections. In addition to painting and teaching, Mrs. Wentworth has written and illustrated the children's book Mission to Metlakatla. She lives in Norwell, Massachusetts, with her husband, Murray Wentworth.