A fictionalized biography of teen-age lighthouse heroine Abbie Burgess who became a legend to sailors for her vigil on Matinicus Rock, an island off the coast of Maine.A fictionalized biography of teen-age lighthouse heroine Abbie Burgess who became a legend to sailors for her vigil on Matinicus Rock, an island off the coast of Maine.Read Less
Good. 1969 Hardcover 1St Edition illus. 190 p. Former Library book. A fictionalized biography of teen-age lighthouse heroine Abbie Burgess who became a legend to sailors for her vigil on Matinicus Rock, an island off the coast of Maine. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
G- Ex-Library Usual marks. Library pictorial binding. Blank front endpapers have pocket remains and former owner's name, side page edges have former owner's name, otherwise good. The semi-biography of Abbie Burgess and her family who became the lighthouse keepers on the Matinicus Rock Lighthouse in Maine in late 1850's. Abbie's father was the one who was officially appointed the Keeper of the Lighthouse, but when her brother, 17 year old Benjy, decided to leave and go off to the sea, it was Abbie who helped her father take care of the lighthouse as well as taking care of all of the family's needs as her mother was very frail. During a very bad storm that swept away most everything on the rock except the main part of the lighthouse, Abbie had to keep the lights burning and the family taken care of for weeks alone as her father had went to the mainland for supplies. A very hard task for an adult, but able was a girl of only 15 at the time. Very informative and exciting reading. Reading is mid to advanced age level.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Fine in VG+ jacket. Hardcover first printing (indicated by the publisher's "1" on the copyright page), book is in excellent condition (looks new), dustjacket is very attractive, light wear at the spine-tips and very light rubbing on the rear panel are the only flaws, the original price (3.95) is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, the color illustration on the front panel shows Abbie with a lighthouse, sea, and rocky shore in the background, "Abbie Burgess was only fourteen when she first stepped upon Matinicus Rock, off the coast of Maine, but she was no ordinary girl, as this story of her first eight years there amply testifies"
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