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Abbie Against the Storm

Abbie Against the Storm

The True Story of a Young Heroine and a Lighthouse

For Ages: 6 - 10
Abbie Burgess helps her father care for a lighthouse on a small island off the coast of Maine. Together they tend the lamps, organize supplies, and watch the endless Atlantic waters. When Abbie’s mother becomes ill, her father must sail to the mainland to find food and medicine. While her father is away a fierce winter storm descends, and Abbie must summon all her courage to care for her ailing mother, comfort her frightened sisters, and keep the flames of the lighthouse burning.
     Abbie Against the Storm is based on an actual incident that took place off the coast of Maine in the winter of 1856 and on a real young woman who rose to the challenge of saving her family and countless sailors.
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  • Aladdin/Beyond Words | 
  • 30 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781582700076 | 
  • December 1999 | 
  • Grades 1 - 5
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About the Author

Marcia Vaughan
Photograph by Wyn Berry

Marcia Vaughan

When Marcia Vaughan was a young girl, she loved telling wild stories to her friends. Now she is the author of more than eighty books for children published in the United States, Australia, Canada, and England. Her books have been honored as an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book and a Junior Library Guild Selection. Vaughan lives on Vashon Island, Washington with her son, Sam, and husband, Richard, who is also an author.

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