The Stormy Adventure of Abbie Burgess, Lighthouse Keeper

By Peter Roop & Connie & Roop

Reading Level: Late Elementary School, Middle School
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Graphic Universe 2010

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Told in graphic novel format, this is the story of Abbie Burgess, whose father was the lighthouse keeper of Matinicus Rock lighthouse. Abbie keeps the lighthouse operating during a fierce storm.

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Caldecott Medal

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Coretta Scott King Award

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Golden Kite Award

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Newbery Medal

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Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

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