Print: A Bookstore is excited to be coordinating sales for Anna Crowley Redding's recent school visit at Bowdoin Central School!
Ms. Crowley Redding's most recent book for young readers is Courage Like Kate: The True Story of a Girl Lighthouse Keeper.
An inspiring and beautifully illustrated picture book biography based on the life of Kate Moore, a twelve-year-old lighthouse keeper in the 19th century who saved the lives of twenty-three sailors.
With an evocative text and stunning illustrations, travel back to the stormy, rocky shores of 19th century Connecticut and meet an unforgettable heroine-- at a time when girls were considered anything but. Fayerweather Island had seen blustery blizzards and rip-roaring tides, but it had never seen a pint-sized hurricane until Kate Moore claimed that tiny island as her own. Little Kate was supposed to be the lighthouse keeper’s daughter, but she thought of herself as Papa’s assistant.
The thirty-three spiraling lighthouse stairs finally took a toll on Papa’s body, and so twelve-year-old Kate stepped up. Over the years, she kept the flame lit to guide ships to safety, listened for cries for help, and, time and again, pulled men to safety—twenty-three of them in all. At the age of forty-seven, Kate received word—she had been named the official lighthouse keeper of Fayerweather Island. This girl-power picture book introduces a small heroine, who, with her can-do attitude and incredible spirit, is sure to inspire.
Before diving into the deep end of writing for children, Anna Crowley Redding’s first career was as an Emmy-award winning investigative television reporter, anchor, and journalist. The recipient of multiple Edward R. Murrow awards and recognized by the Associated Press for her reporting, Anna now focuses her stealthy detective skills on digging up great stories for kids—which, as it turns out, is her true passion.
If families are interested in purchasing copies of Ms. Crowley Redding's books they can place an order with Print: A Bookstore. Use code BOWDOIN to receive a 20% discount. The code will expire on 11/18.
Orders placed by Monday, October 31st will be delivered to the school and can be signed and personalized by Ms. Crowley Redding. Please select "School Pick Up" while putting in shipping information and in the order comments please include the following information to ensure your order gets into the right hands:
- Student Name
- School Name
- Classroom Teacher
- Whether you would like the book signed to anyone
If you do not include that information in the order comments, the books will be held at the store for you to pick up.
Orders placed after Monday, October 31st can either be mailed to your home or picked up at the bookstore and can still be signed and personalized.
If you have any questions, please reach out to our children's manager, Stephanie Heinz, at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-536-4778.