'The Sea Chest' by Toni Buzzeo is a tender and remarkable story of a little girl's solitary life on a lighthouse island. With only her parents for company, Maita bakes pumpkin pies, takes care of the hens, climbs the rocky cliffs on the island, and prays for a baby sister. One dark and dangerous night Maita's prayers are answered. As a terrible storm sends a ship to the depths of the ocean, it sends her a sea chest containing a special gift. Through an extreme act of love, Maita receives a 'gift that would change her life forever'. You'll truly enjoy reading this heart-warming story and beautifully illustrated picture book as Maita tells her story to a grandniece who awaits her very own,'gift from the sea'.
Similar authors: Cynthia L. Copeland; Maricia K. Vaughan; Peter Roop
Similar books: Elin's Island by Cynthia L. Copeland;
Abbie Against the Storm; The true story of a young heroine and a lighthouse by Marica K. Vaughan;
Keep the Lights Burning Abbie by Peter Roop
Date read: 6/29/2011