The Lighthouse Keeper Stories

Lucky Mr Grinling runs a lighthouse. It’s super exciting – so come and join him there! Two best-loved seaside stories to read all by yourself, full of bright and funny pictures. First there’s a challenge in store for Mr Grinling when the greedy seagulls keep stealing his packed lunch. How on earth can he stop them? Next, Mr Grinling ends up being the greedy one when he eats too much at the village picnic. Will he end up regretting it? Find out in The Lighthouse Keeper’s Picnic and The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch.

  • Two delightful stories from a truly classic series
  • Problem-based tales that really get kids thinking
  • Incredibly detailed pictures full of things to spot
  • Surprising and imaginative plotlines and vocabulary

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    best book for 2013 including the lighthouse keepers lunch and the lighthouse dinner i love it.

    28 March 2013

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  • Photo of Ronda Armitage

    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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