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Ronda Armitage

  • 5 stars across 32 books
    Ronda Armitage trained as a primary school teacher but has been writing children's books for nearly thirty years. She is best known for the Lighthouse Keeper series, illustrated by her husband David Armitage. Originally from New Zealand, Ronda now lives in East Sussex.

    Holly Swain is best known for Wanted! Have You Seen this Alligator?, which won the Stockport Book Award. This is her second book for Puffin, following There's No Such Thing as a Ghostie, written by Cressida Cowell. Holly lives in Brighton, Sussex.
    5th January 2017

    The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch (40th Anniversary Ed ition)

    Once there was a lighthouse keeper called Mr. Grinling. At night time he lived in a small white cottage perched hi... More

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    1st May 2014

    The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

    Once there was a lighthouse keeper called Mr. Grinling. At night time he lived in a small white cottage perched high on ... More

    (6 reviews)
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    4th January 2007

    A New Home for a Pirate

    'Shiver me timbers!' Pirate Jed is not happy . . . Imagine a pirate who feels seasick all the time. That's Pirate Jed! F... More

    (3 reviews)
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    5th June 2014

    The Lighthouse Keeper's Cat

    Once there was a lighthouse keeper called Mr. Grinling. At night time he lived in a small white cottage perched hi... More

    (2 reviews)
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    5th October 2017

    A Mighty Bitey Creature

    A raucous, suspenseful, silly comedy starring jungle favourites Monkey, Zebra, Frog and Lion ... and a bottom-biting... More

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    4th April 2013

    Small Knight and George: Small Knight and George and the Pirates

    A swashbuckling tale, perfect for both brave little pirates and brave little knights - a winning combination! Small... More

    (1 review)
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    4th September 2014

    The Lighthouse Keeper's Tea

    Once there was a lighthouse keeper called Mr. Grinling. At night time he lived in a small white cottage perched hi... More

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    4th September 2014

    The Lighthouse Keeper's Catastrophe

    When Mr Grinling the lighthouse keeper locks himself out of the lighthouse, he tries everything to get back inside... More

    (1 review)
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    1st October 2003

    The Lighthouse Keeper's Christmas

    Mr Grinling and his great - nephew, George, find themselves stranded in the lighthouse on a stormy Christmas night. With... More

    (1 review)
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    6th August 2020

    The Lighthouse Keeper's Mystery

    A new addition this modern classic series. Generations of readers have followed the adventures of lighthouse keepe... More

    (1 review)
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