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Courage like Kate : the true story of a girl lighthouse keeper  Cover Image Book Book

Courage like Kate : the true story of a girl lighthouse keeper / written by Anna Crowley Redding ; illustrated by Emily Sutton.

Redding, Anna Crowley, (author.). Sutton, Emily, (illustrator.).


An inspiring and beautifully illustrated picture book biography based on the life of Kate Moore, a twelve-year-old lighthouse keeper in the 19th century who saved the lives of twenty-three sailors. With an evocative text and stunning illustrations, travel back to the stormy, rocky shores of 19th century Connecticut and meet an unforgettable heroine--at a time when girls were considered anything but. Fayerweather Island had seen blustery blizzards and rip-roaring tides, but it had never seen a pint-sized hurricane until Kate Moore claimed that tiny island as her own. Little Kate was supposed to be the lighthouse keeper's daughter, but she thought of herself as Papa's assistant. The thirty-three spiraling lighthouse stairs finally took a toll on Papa's body, and so twelve-year-old Kate stepped up. Over the years, she kept the flame lit to guide ships to safety, listened for cries for help, and, time and again, pulled men to safety--twenty-three of them in all. At the age of forty-seven, Kate received word--she had been named the official lighthouse keeper of Fayerweather Island. This girl-power picture book introduces a small heroine, who, with her can-do attitude and incredible spirit, is sure to inspire.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593373408
  • ISBN: 0593373405
  • ISBN: 9780593373415
  • ISBN: 0593373413
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Studio, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Award book
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Target Audience Note:
4-8 years
AD830L Lexile
Awards Note:
MASL Dogwood Readers Award nominee 2023
Subject: Moore, Kathleen, 1812?-1899 > Juvenile literature.
Fayerweather Island Light (Conn.) > Juvenile literature.
Women lighthouse keepers > United States > Juvenile literature.
Lighthouses > United States > Juvenile literature.
Black Rock (Conn.) > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Biographies.
Picture books.

Available copies

  • 10 of 13 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Cass County.


  • 0 current holds with 13 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Pleasant Hill E B RED 2022 (Text) 0002206091924 Easy Picture Books Checked out 10/10/2023

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