Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie by Peter & Connie Roop (1985)

Abbie.jpgThis early reader (large print, limited vocabulary and short sentences), tells the true story of Abbie Burgess.  Abbie lived with her family in a lighthouse on the coast of Maine in the 1850s.  When Abbie was only 16 years old, her father needed to sail from their lighthouse island to the mainland to pick up much needed medicine and supplies for the family.  A terrific storm came up while he was away and Abbie ends up rescuing her invalid mother and younger sisters from the flood waters and keeping the twin lighthouse towers lit for 21 consecutive days.

Abbie Burgess is still remembered as a heroine in the world of lighthouse keepers, saving her family and countless sailors caught in the terrible storm of 1856.

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie is an inspiring story of responsibility and courage, and the beautiful watercolor illustrations help young readers understand the circumstances and danger Abbie faced.

Early grade reading level, 56 pages, Courage, Published in 1985.

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Are you looking for Children’s and Young Adult books that have stood the test of time? I have a master of list of over 600 titles to share. I’m an English major, mother of five and homeschooler for 15 years. My purpose with this blog is to share forgotten favorites that most parents today have never heard of, but are so worth reading! I hope you’ll join with me as I share the best that Youth Literature has to offer.
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