The Lighthouse Keeper: The Lighthouse Keeper's Christmas

Imagine: it’s the most unusual Christmas ever. Stuck in a lighthouse. How will Santa come? See how the Lighthouse Keeper solves his tricky problem in this funny festive classic. It’s Mr Grinling’s last Christmas as the Lighthouse Keeper before he retires. So he decides to celebrate in the lighthouse. But disaster strikes when he and his great-nephew, George, get trapped in the lighthouse on a stormy Christmas night! There’s no Mrs Grinling, no food and no presents. But don’t panic: the Lighthouse Keeper has a clever plan…

  • The final story in this best-loved classic series
  • Festive fun with a plot that really gets kids thinking
  • Incredibly detailed pictures full of things to spot
  • An imaginative look at a very unusual Christmas

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    Ronda Armitage

    Born in New Zealand, Ronda moved to the UK with husband David Armitage and their two young children in 1974, and has remained here ever since, working as school librarian, teacher, family counsellor and author.


    Ronda received the Esther Glenn award for The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch in 1978 and the Coventry Inspiration Book Award for A Very Strange Creature in 2013.

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    David Armitage

    David Armitage was raised in Australia and studied fine art before embarking on a career which has seen his paintings exhibited throughout New Zealand, Australia and the US. He now paints and exhibits from a studio at home and is regularly exhibited throughout the UK.


    The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch won the 1987 Esther Glen Award.

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