Author: Peter and Connie Roop

Illustrator: Peter E. Hanson

Publisher: Carolrhoda Books, Inc. (pb. First Avenue Editions, a Division of Lerner Publications Co. )

Narrated by: Sada Thompson

Description: The true story of a brave young girl who kept her lighthouse burning during a tremendous storm is told in KEEP THE LIGHTS BURNING, ABBIE. LeVar travels to the rocky mid-coast of Maine for a tour through a modern day lighthouse. He also takes a trip on a 100-foot Maine coasting schooner and joins an authentic sailing family for a day at sea. As an added treat, viewers will meet a skillful craftsman who reveals the mystery of putting a ship in a bottle.

Activity Suggestion: Read the SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON aloud to the class. Lead students in visualizing what it would be like to be shipwrecked on an island. Ask students to think carefully about one useful thing they would want to have with them. Have students draw a picture of that item.

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