As a lighthouse stands firm and strong in great storms, so once did the lightships that held anchor through fog and storms so that passing ships would be able to find their way in the most difficult times. It was a difficult yet heroic mission. Come on board and see what life was like for the crew. (and a cat)
48 pages 978-1416924364 Ages 4-8
Keywords: ships, heroes, helping others, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
You may never have heard of a lightship.
Once, lightships anchored on waters across America, on the oceans and in the Great Lakes, floating where lighthouses could not be built. Smaller than most ships, but more steadfast, too, they held their spots, through calm and storm, to guide sailors toward safe waters.
In these pages one lightship and her crew (and cat) again hold their place. The crew goes again from bow to stern, from keel to mast, to run their engines, shine their lights, and sound their horns.
They run the small ship that guides the large ships. They are the crew (and cat) that work to make the ocean safe, that hold their place, so other ships can sail.
Come aboard!---from the publisher