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Of salt and shore / written and illustrated by Annet Schaap ; translated by Laura Watkinson.

Schaap, Annet, (author,, illustrator.). Watkinson, Laura, (translator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Hanover Libraries.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781623542306 :
  • ISBN: 1623542308 :
  • Physical Description: 352 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published as: Lampje by Em. Querido's Uitgeverij, Amsterdam, ©2017.
Also published in English as: Lampie and the Children of the Sea.
First published in English by Pushkin Press in 2019.
Summary, etc.:
Every night Lampie, the lighthouse keeper's daughter lights the lantern which warns the ships away from the rocks, but when the light goes out one night, a ship is wrecked and Lampie is sent to the Admiral's Black House in disgrace--there she finds and befriends the Admiral's son, who was born with a tail, and together they are pulled into an adventure of mermen and pirates, and secret identities long concealed but soon to be revealed.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10 and up. Charlesbridge.
Subject: Lighthouse keepers > Fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Lighthouses > Fiction.
Father and child > Fiction.
Merman > Fiction.
Pirates > Fiction.
Identity > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers > Fiction.

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Of Salt and Shore
Of Salt and Shore
by Schaap, Annet; Watkinson, Laura (Translator)
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Of Salt and Shore

For fans of The Hazel Wood , this middle grade novel takes the dark stuff of fairytales and crafts it into a powerful story of friendship and light. "Once I picked the book up, I didn't set it down until I finished it with tears in my eyes. . ." -- The New York Times Book Review Every evening Lampie, the lighthouse keeper's daughter, must light a lantern to warn ships away from the rocks, but one stormy night disaster strikes. The lantern is not lit, a ship is wrecked, and someone must pay. To work off her debt, Lampie is banished to the Admiral's lonely house, where a monster is rumored to live. The terrors inside the house aren't quite what she thought they would be--they are even stranger. After Lampie saves the life of the neglected, deformed son of the admiral, a boy she calls Fish, they form a close bond. Soon they are pulled into a fairytale adventure swimming with mermaids, pirates, and misfits. Lampie will discover the courage to fight for friendship, knowledge, and the freedom to be different.

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