Inspired by a true story, Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie is about a young girl named Abbie Burgess who is charged by her father to light and keep the lights burning in the lighthouse when he must go for food and medicine. Abbie and her sisters tend to their sick mother, and every night Abbie makes sure that the lighthouse lights stay lit.
Introduce young readers to history through the stories of both real and fictionalized people. By focusing on a single important episode that describes a historical event, these books engage readers' interests and imaginations. Written in a story format, each account relates events that really happened, often followed by a brief summary of the historical event to further explain the significance it had on history.