Author(s): Annet Schaap
Lampie and the Children of the Sea is a prizewinning and enchanting fairytale adventure, set in a world of mermaids, pirates and stormy seas.
Every evening Lampie the lighthouse keeper’s daughter must light a lantern to warn ships away from the rocks. But one stormy night disaster strikes. The lantern goes out, a ship is wrecked and an adventure begins.
In disgrace, Lampie is sent to work as a maid at the Admiral’s Black House, where rumour has it that a monster lurks in the tower. But what she finds there is stranger and more beautiful than any monster. Soon Lampie is drawn into a fairytale adventure in a world of mermaids and pirates, where she must fight with all her might for friendship, freedom and the right to be different.
PUBLICATION JULY 2019
Annet Schaap is one of the Netherlands' best-loved illustrators. Lampie and the Children of the Sea is her debut novel and won the 2018 Woutertje Pieterse Prize for the best Dutch children's book of the year.