Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Book Review: Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue by Angeli Perrow

Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue
Author: Angeli Perrow
Illustrator: Emily Harris
Publisher: Down East Books (2000)
Paperback, $9.95, 30 pages
ISBN-10: 0892726008
ISBN-13: 978-0892726004

Pauline Hamor’s springer spaniel, Spot, loves life as a lighthouse dog. Whenever ships pass by the Owl’s Head Lighthouse, Spot eagerly rings the fog bell in greeting. Stuart Ames, captain of the local mail boat, is especially fond of the spaniel. He passes Owl’s Head Light twice a day and always blows his whistle in response to Spot.

When the mail boat becomes lost during a winter storm, Keeper Hamor is distressed to find the fog bell frozen solid. There is no way to signal Captain Ames – until Spot begins to bark. Captain Ames hears the barking and is able to return home safely thanks to the brave dog.

Based on true events that took place in Maine’s Penobscot Bay during the 1930’s, this beautifully illustrated picture book is a fitting tribute to a courageous lighthouse dog.

Rating: 8/10.

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  1. Gosh, now a springer spaniel AND a lighthouse...that sounds grand!

  2. My son would have loved this one - he loved stories with dogs, especially if they were true when he was young. Sounds great!