One stormy night Grace Darling, the lighthouse keeper’s daughter, spots a ship in trouble on the rocks. At the same time the lighthouse cat Gracie spots that a kitten from her new litter has strayed. Braving the rain and storm, Grace and Gracie both hurry to the rescue of the lost kitten and shipwrecked passengers.
“The Times vote it one of the best stories of the season claiming – It’s detailed drawings are fabulous.” (Amanda Craig The Times)
“Painterly and vigorous illustrations. The strong and loving cat provides a good way into the larger tale of human courage.” (Julia Eccleshare The Guardian)
“Illustrated with lush, expressive paintings.” (New York Times Book Review)
“Wonderfully painted images… this is a delightful read for both adults and young children alike.” (Amy Rutter The Cat Magazine)
“Each double page spread atmospherically conveys urgent haste, wind-lashed gales, desperate searches or warming rescue. Great for sharing.” (Carolyn Boyd The School Librarian)
Ruth Brown mirrors the true story of Grace Darling, the Victorian heroine, in this parallel tale of Gracie, the lighthouse cat.