Gracie, The Lighthouse Cat

Gracie, The Lighthouse CatDownload Gracie, The Lighthouse Cat Author Ruth Brown Jwdfitness.co.uk One Stormy Night Grace Darling, The Lighthouse Keeper S Daughter, Spots A Ship In Trouble On The Rocks At The Same Time The Lighthouse Cat Gracie Spots That A Kitten From Her New Litter Has Strayed Grace And Gracie Both Hurry To The Rescue, Braving The Rain And Storm Grace Alerts Her Father And Together They Take Out The Lifeboat Gracie Ventures Into The Dark Night And Howling Wind Looking And Listening Everywhere For Her Kitten. This adorable picture book, not due out here in the United States until January of 2011, is inspired by the story of real life heroine Grace Darling, the daughter of the keeper of the Longstone Lighthouse located in the Farne Islands, off the coast of Northumberland who, in September of 1838, aided her father in the rescue of nine shipwreck survivors, becoming a national celebrity in the process Apparently and I confess, I had not heard of Grace Darling before picking up this book she was the subject of a poem by William Wordsworth, as well as a well known painting by Victorian painter William Bell Scott, and has featured in a number of books and folk ballads.Gracie, The Lighthouse Cat however, as the name would imply, is the story, not of Grace Darling herself, but of Gracie, the cat living with Grace and her family at the time of the great rescue When Gracie s little kitten hears running and shouting one stormy night, he goes to investigate, finding himself locked out of the lighthouse, and almost swept away by an incoming wave Will Gracie get to him in time to save him from drowning Ruth Brown s narrative instantly involving for any cat lover is clearly meant to parallel the historical tale of Grace seen only through the illustrations , as young woman and cat both venture out into the wet and stormy night, in order to rescue those in need of aid I can t help but feel that, had I already been familiar with the history, I would have found this an even meaningful b
Such a lovely book to mirror the true story of Grace Darling I liked the dual stories one in pictures, and the other in pictures and text Beautifully illustrated. I am frustrated with this book and this author If Brown had chosen the story to be one or the other , I might have given four or even five stars But, instead she chose to try and do both and for me, the book failed because of that choice.What do I mean At the start and end of the book, without illustrations and with just solid blocks of text that are then easy to just skim or even skip over Brown tells of a real life hero, Grace Darling who as a young woman was instrumental in saving passengers from the raging sea when their paddlesteamer was shipwrecked in a storm near her parents lighthouse During the book, glimpses are even shown of these events But, the book with the illustrations, s
A beautiful book introducing the story of Grace Darling in an interesting and appealing way for younger children. I m scoring this book high for the gorgeous artwork The story is fine, but the artwork is spectacular. 3.5 starsThe illustrations are what really bring this picture book an extra half star The are lovely The story itself is a simple one for very young children. An unusual book as it contains two stories, one in the foreground and one in the background. 4.5 Wow This is just the kind of children s book I like to find A story that actually makes you think and important, makes your son or daughter think Julia goes back and forth with a story that s based on real life events Sometimes she s very interested and something she could care less There doesn t seem to be any method to it so maybe it s just a mood thing Not sure yet whatever it is But this she was interested Interested enough that we re going to do some digging into the life of Grace Darling and hopefully Gracie as well The illustrations are outstanding really, truly outstanding A slice away from breath taking in every way I honestly can t say enough about this story I m so happy we ran across it and I almost kept walking by because I thought it was a book we d read together last year I don t remember much about that book, only that this blew that out of the water This shouldn t be missed If you have a son or daughter or if you just enjoy a good pict
2.5 stars, with a bump because of the art I grabbed this off the library shelf because I thought I recognized the illustrating style sure enough it was by Ruth Brown, who did The Christmas Day Kitten, one of my childhood favorites.This book israther short and slightly disappointing The art is realistic and the backgrounds quite detailed The story of a mother cat and her lost kitten is told in text and in the foreground, while the true life rescue of shipwrecked passengers off the coast takes place wordlessly in the background There s almost text describing the book and its author on the dust jacket and inside cover than in the

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  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Gracie, The Lighthouse Cat
  • Ruth Brown
  • English
  • 24 August 2017
  • 9781842709719