- Age Range: 7 - 9 years
- Grade Level: 2 - 4
- Lexile Measure: 460 (What's this?)
- Series: 1st Avenue
- Paperback: 56 pages
- Publisher: Carolrhoda Books; Reprint edition (July 1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0876144547
- ISBN-13: 978-0876144541
- Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 33 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie (1st Avenue) Paperback – July, 1987
The 10 Most Valuable Children’s Books and Affordable Alternatives
Dust off those boxes, cross your fingers and pray you have one of these. Learn more on AbeBooks.com
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3 Based on a true story of an 1856 storm off the coast of Maine, Abbie's tale is one of endurance and bravery. When her father, the lighthouse keeper, sails off for supplies, he leaves Abbie in charge of lighting the oil lamps in the twin towers of their lighthouse and making sure that they don't go out. When a huge storm hits, preventing her father from returning for four weeks, Abbie keeps those lamps burning, getting up several times each night to climb the towers to check them, scraping ice from the windows so the lights can be seen at sea. In the course of the storm, she also rescues her chickens from a huge wave, thus saving the family's only source of food. The Roops allow the natural drama of Abbie's story to emerge in simple sentences that are sometimes cut up awkwardly, but for the most part they are clear and compelling. An author's note gives the interesting historical basis of the story, but the tale stands alone as an exciting account of a young girl's courage. The vivid watercolor paintings are highly effective in detailing Abbie's job as well as creating atmosphere. All in all, one of the best historical beginning-to-readsa refreshing cold blast of salty real life.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
"Based on a true story of an 1856 storm off the coast of Maine, Abbie's tale is one of endurance and bravery...One of the best historical beginning-to-reads--a refreshing cold blast of salty real life."
Browse award-winning titles. See more