BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Marcia Vaughan

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Title: Abbie Against The Storm
Author: Marcia Vaughan
Illustrator: Bill Farnsworth
Publisher: Beyond Words Publishing
Ages: 7-9

 

Synopsis:

 

Abbie Burgess helps her father care for a lighthouse on a small island off the coast of Maine. When Abbie’s mother becomes ill, her father must sail to the mainland to find food and medicine. Seventeen-year-old Abbie will be left alone to care for the lighthouse that guides so many ships to safety.

 

Why you should read it:

 

I have always been fascinated with lighthouses and now that I’m beginning to write creative nonfiction stories, this story about a real life lighthouse keeper caught my interest. Award winning author Marcia Vaughan creates a powerful visual tale of life as a lighthouse keeper during the 19th century. Readers will wonder how Abbie will be able to keep her family safe after the biggest storm of the century comes between her and the only thing saving the ships at sea from crashing on the rocks below her home.
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5 out of 5…grab it!

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3 out of 5…take or leave it.

2 out of 5…maybe not for you.

1 out of 5…forget about it!