The Lighthouse Princess

A vibrant modern fairytale about a lighthouse-keeper princess who rescues a boy in a storm – winner, Storylines Gavin Bishop Award 2021.

“Do you need rescuing from this tower?” he asked her.
“No,” she said, “I like it here.”

The Lighthouse Princess is almost perfectly happy. She takes care of the light that keeps ships at sea safe, catches fish off the balcony and swims with penguins and seals.

But one day, a little fishing boat with green sails sets out just as a storm blows up…

Poet Susan Wardell’s debut picture book is a celebration of independence and friendship, with magical and award-winning illustrations by Rose Northey, recipient of the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award 2021

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Description

This 2021 Storylines Gavin Bishop Award-winning picture book is a delightful contemporary fairytale about an independent princess, who looks after a very special lighthouse lamp, fishes off the balcony and goes swimming with seals.

About the Kiwi creators

Susan Wardell is from Dunedin, New Zealand. She lives by the harbour, and teaches at the University of Otago, while raising two small humans and a modest indoor jungle. Alongside academic writing Susan publishes in a variety of creative genres. Her poetry, micro-fiction, book reviews and literary essays have been published in a variety of journals throughout Australasia, and won several awards. Her first picture book for children, The Lighthouse Princess, was selected for the 2021 Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for Illustration.

Rose Northey is a Takapuna-born, Wellington-based illustrator and poet. She spent her childhood sketching animals with her grandfather and mother, doodled her way through an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and after three comfy years in Product Development Engineering realised she wanted to try her luck at a creative career. She won the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for Illustration in 2021, producing illustrations for Susan Wardell’s story The Lighthouse Princess.

 

Additional information

Dimensions28 × 21.5 cm
First published

2022

Format

Softcover edition

ISBN

9780143775638

Page count

32

Published by

Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin

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