The Lighthouse Keeper's New Friend

Your friend from the lighthouse is back, and he’s got a brand new buddy. Read-alone bliss: can you spot all the hidden details in the colour pictures? Mr Grinling likes to look for mermaids on his days off. But the golden-haired creature he spots on a rock isn’t quite what he expected. It’s a great big floppy dog! Mr Grinling takes his new pet home, and they’re all set to be the best of friends. But not everyone is quite so thrilled about it – especially Hamish the cat!

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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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