The Lighthouse Cat (Hardcover)

By Sue Stainton, Anne Mortimer (Illustrator)

Katherine Tegen Books, 9780060096045, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 20, 2004



In an old lighthouse, where a twenty-four-candle lantern lights a sparkling blue-green sea, dwell a solitary keeper and his little companion -- a cat called Mackerel. Together the two climb up, up, up to watch over the nighttime sea and down, down, down to eat and play.

On one stormy night, the quick rush of a fierce wind darkens every candle. Soon an errant fishing boat, lost in the raging black sea, signals distress. Sure enough, it is the sudden glow of twenty-four flashing yellow lights that guide the boat away from danger. Just what could those new lights be?

Praise For The Lighthouse Cat

“This is a great book for children to read…and for teachers to share as part of a history lesson.”
-School Library Journal