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Lampie and the Children of the Sea


FORMAT: Hardcover PRICE: £12.99 PAGES: 256 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 30/05/2019 ISBN: 9781782692188

Lampie and the Children of the Sea

Annet Schaap, trans by Laura Watkinson

Pushkin Children's Books

Lampie the lighthouse-keeper's daughter must climb sixty-one steps to light the lantern every evening and warn ships away from the rocks. One night, in the midst of a terrible storm, she discovers that her matches have run out... Disaster strikes, and an adventure begins...

Lampie is sent to work as a maid at the Admiral's Black House, where rumour has it that a monster lurks. What she discovers there throws her into a world of pirates and mermaids and puts her in terrible danger. Can she find a way to save the ones she loves?

Selling points

  • Winner of the four major Dutch prizes, including the Gouuden Griffel for best Dutch children's book of 2018.
  • A prize-winning debut that already feels like a classic. A fairytale adventure with echoes of Hans Christian Andersen, Astrid Lindgren Tonke Dragt and J.K. Rowling.
  • The author was inspired by The Little Mermaid - what would happen of she left a child behind on land?


'A fairy story with as many twists as a mermaid's tale - both dark-edged and charming. You won't be able to put it down' - Julia Golding, author of The Diamond of Drury Lane


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