The Lighthouse Keeper Tales

When Mr and Mrs Grinling are captured by pirates during a boat trip, how on earth will they escape? Before they make it back to shore, they find themselves tucking into a very strange on-board breakfast! And when the Lighthouse Keeper takes a stroll on the beach one morning, he is inspired to try a most unlikely hobby. But will plump, jolly Mr Grinling ever fulfil his secret dream of learning how to surf? Find out in two classic seaside stories full of tangles and chuckles, now in a colourful new reader format for children to tackle alone. This book includes two much-loved tales with colour illustrations: The Lighthouse Keeper’s Tea and The Lighthouse Keeper’s Breakfast.

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    Ronda Armitage

    Born in New Zealand, Ronda moved to the UK with husband David Armitage and their two young children in 1974, and has remained here ever since, working as school librarian, teacher, family counsellor and author.


    Ronda received the Esther Glenn award for The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch in 1978 and the Coventry Inspiration Book Award for A Very Strange Creature in 2013.

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    David Armitage

    David Armitage was raised in Australia and studied fine art before embarking on a career which has seen his paintings exhibited throughout New Zealand, Australia and the US. He now paints and exhibits from a studio at home and is regularly exhibited throughout the UK.


    The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch won the 1987 Esther Glen Award.

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