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Kate's light : Kate Walker at Robbins Reef lighthouse / Elizabeth Spires ; illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully.

Spires, Elizabeth, (author.). McCully, Emily Arnold, (illustrator.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Oregon Trail Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at OTLD Boardman Library.

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Summary:

"When Kate Kaird immigrated with her young son Jacob from Germany to America in 1882, she couldn't have predicted the surprising turn her life would take. She soon met and married John Walker, keeper of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse. They moved to Robbins Reef Lighthouse in New York Harbor in 1885 and she became assistant keeper. At first, Kate wondered if she could live in such a lonely place, but she gradually grew to love life at Robbins Reef. When her husband died several years later, she was determined to stay on. After convincing the Lighthouse Board that she could do the job alone, Kate was appointed permanent keeper of the lighthouse, becoming one of the first women on the Eastern seaboard to be put in charge of an offshore lighthouse. She lived there 34 years and was known for her many rescues." -- Amazon.com.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
OTLD Boardman Library J 921 WAL (Text) 37818000382418 Juvenile Non-Fiction Book None 04/23/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780823443482
  • ISBN: 0823443485
  • Physical Description: 37 pages : color illustrations, map on end pages ; 28 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Margaret Ferguson Books, Holiday House, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 37).
Summary, etc.:
"When Kate Kaird immigrated with her young son Jacob from Germany to America in 1882, she couldn't have predicted the surprising turn her life would take. She soon met and married John Walker, keeper of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse. They moved to Robbins Reef Lighthouse in New York Harbor in 1885 and she became assistant keeper. At first, Kate wondered if she could live in such a lonely place, but she gradually grew to love life at Robbins Reef. When her husband died several years later, she was determined to stay on. After convincing the Lighthouse Board that she could do the job alone, Kate was appointed permanent keeper of the lighthouse, becoming one of the first women on the Eastern seaboard to be put in charge of an offshore lighthouse. She lived there 34 years and was known for her many rescues." -- Amazon.com.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 6-8 Holiday House.
Grades 2-3 Holiday House.
Subject: Walker, Kate, 1848-1931 > Juvenile literature.
Robbins Reef Lighthouse (N.J.) > Juvenile literature.
Women lighthouse keepers > New Jersey > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Lighthouse keepers > New Jersey > Biography > Juvenile literature.
New Jersey > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Biographies.
Creative nonfiction.
Informational works.
Illustrated works.
Picture books.

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