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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 goes out, a ship is wrecked and an adventure begins. In disgrace, Lampie is sent to work as a maid at the Admiral's Black House, where rumour has it that a monster lurks in the tower. But what she finds there is stranger and more beautiful than any monster. Soon Lampie is drawn into a fairytale adventure in a world of mermaids and pirates, where she must fight with all her might for friendship, freedom and the right to be different.


'A dark-and-stormy-night of a fairytale that I absolutely loved'  Hilary McKay, Observer Best Books of 2019


Shortlisted for the Carnegie Prize 2020


Age 9+

Lampie | Annet Schaap

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