Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie Study Guide

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie Study Guide

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For hundreds of years, lighthouses have warned ships and sailors of danger. Today lighthouses have electricity, radios, and radar to help them. Many years ago, however, dedicated lighthouse keepers used whale oil and petroleum for their lamps, and would often be cut off from other people for up to several months. It was their job to keep the lamps lit, to warn the ships at sea of dangerous rocks. Matinicus Rock is off the coast of Maine, on the east coast of the United States. &lt;br /&gt;<br />This is the true story of Abbie Burgess and her family. In the winter of 1856, Abbie's father, the lighthouse keeper, must go for badly-needed supplies, medicine, and oil. As he leaves, he asks for Abbie's promise to keep the lights burning. She gives her word and watches him row away, not knowing that a storm will soon isolate the lighthouse for four weeks. She learns what a promise means as she tends the lights nightly, cares for her sick mother, her sister, and her chickens, and watches anxiously for the storm to end. &lt;br /&gt;<br />&lt;br /&gt;<br />Setting: Maine, 1856&lt;br /&gt;<br />Guide: 14 pages; 7 sections
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  • Paperback
  • 213.4 x 274.3 x 2.5mm | 68.04g
  • Progeny Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1586093037
  • 9781586093037