Lighthouse and the Little Boat (Hardcover)

Lighthouse and the Little Boat By Katie Frawley, Ben Mantle (Illustrator) Cover Image

Lighthouse and the Little Boat (Hardcover)

By Katie Frawley, Ben Mantle (Illustrator)


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A sweet, tender, and touching tale about a wise lighthouse guiding a young boat through the turbulent waters of life. This is a beautiful take on parenting and growing up, and a perfect pick for sharing and gifting.

Once, there was a lighthouse.

She stood proud and steady, strong and bright. In fair weather and in foul, she towered over the waters and guided ships to safe harbor.

A lighthouse stands by the sea and keeps everything in her sight safe and sound. When a little boat named Brightness appears in her harbor, Lighthouse offers to watch out for her. But, as Brightness becomes more confident, she goes out farther than Lighthouse can see. When a big storm hits, will Lighthouse be able to protect Brightness?

Perfect for both young readers and adults, this gorgeous picture book by Katie Frawley and Ben Mantle shows that, even when there are storms, love will always guide children home.

Katie Frawley holds a master’s degree in British and American literature and works as a creative writing teacher. She is also the author of Tabitha and Fritz Trade Places. Katie lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with her husband, five children, and a scruffy rescue pup named Gus. Visit her online at In this photo, Katie can be seen navigating the Gulf Stream on the sloop Hawkeye at age fourteen. Her father looks on from the background.

Ben Mantle began his illustration career early, picking up his first award in a local library coloring-in competition. He went on to study animation at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design before working as an animator. Ben has illustrated a number of children’s books including Rudey’s Windy Christmas and Callum’s Incredible Construction Kit, which won the 2013 Bishop’s Stortford Picture Book Award. He is also the creator of the award-winning The Best Birthday Present Ever! and The Best Christmas Present Ever!. Ben lives and works in Brighton.

Product Details ISBN: 9780063114234
ISBN-10: 0063114232
Publisher: Quill Tree Books
Publication Date: May 28th, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English

“Pays homage to Virgina Lee Burton’s Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel and The Little House. This story has everything. Ideal for reading aloud . Lovely.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

“The duo’s relationship easily echoes that between caregiver and child in this peppy maritime tale about the anchoring support that allows independence to grow.” — Publishers Weekly

“Mantle’s illustrations are rich with bright nautical tones. In the vein of Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree. Sweet.” — Kirkus Reviews