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Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie (1st Avenue) Paperback – July, 1987
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Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This story is about a real girl who rises to meet a challenge that would frighten any adult. My kindergartner now holds this book near/dear as she sees it as a model of courage/bravery to aspire to. Even more exciting is that this story is based upon a real event in a real girl's life.
He looked at the cover of the book and frowned. "NO. I want to read something else."
I flipped through the pages, pointing out exciting details and trying to catch his interest with the illustrations.
"NO! I DON'T WANT TO READ ABOUT A GIRL!"
Now I consider my household to be fairly modern-minded, and I was appalled to hear such a thing come from my own child's mouth. I resisted the urge to launch into a furious lecture about gender stereotypes, discrimination, and the history of the progressive movement. Instead I quietly - firmly - insisted that my kindergartner at least give the book a try. Ok, I bribed him with treats. But this was serious now. We were NOT turning away literature because of gender. HE WAS GOING TO READ THIS THING.
He opened the book and began grudgingly reading aloud.
That didn't last long. His attitude, I mean. ;)
This has become my son's FAVORITE school book this year. He is absolutely riveted by the story of this heroine. I have never seen him so emotionally involved with a character's plight. His literature program suggested reading just a few pages a day, but he was BEGGING to keep going. "Please! I have to know what Abbie will do!" He has re-read it at least a dozen times. He wanted to learn about Maine, and lighthouses, and he was so excited to discover that this story involves a real place and a real girl.
"She's so brave!" he cries, again and again, waving the pictures in my face.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Terrific book on courage in a scary, challenging situation. Also a lesson in taking responsibility ! Great for second and third grades!Published 7 days ago by George Hunsberger
Has been a favorite of mine -- and now a reminder of a trip to Maine.Published 8 days ago by Gail B.
Abbie's story of hard work while her dad is away is so specialPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
The children knew this book and loved it. A true story with a real hero.Published 3 months ago by Leslie Viner
I love this true story. Abbie is a great role model for young girls. She's responsible, brave, hard working, and determined. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Martha
Love this book...read it to my son some 27 years ago, and now he is reading it to my grand daughter!Published 19 months ago by Ann Marie Etheridge
This is a wonderful, heartfelt story about a very brave girl. A good read for either a girl or a boy.Published 22 months ago by T Nelsen