Rowing To The Rescue: The Story of Ida Lewis, Famous Lighthouse Heroine

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With mixed emotions, fifteen-year-old Ida Lewis said good-bye to the little house on Spring Street on a sunny June day in 1857. Though her new home would still be in Newport, Rhode Island, it sat on a tiny outcropping of rocks out in the harbor, completely surrounded by water. Ida’s father, Captain Hosea Lewis, was the keeper of the Lime Rock Light. The new lighthouse was big enough for the entire family of six. Then just four months later, tragedy struck. Captain Lewis was no longer able to man the lighthouse. Responsibility for keeping the lifesaving beacon aglow soon fell on Ida’s young shoulders. It was an awesome task, but she was determined to do a good job. She knew sailors would be depending on her for their safety. As time went on, plenty more people would have petite, amazing Ida Lewis to thank for their lives.
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  • By Nancy Derrico
    Jun 2, 2009
    "Captivating from the start" I remember visiting a lighthouse during a childhood beach vacation and wondering what it was like to live there. That summer, reading a book like Doris Licameli's Rowing to the Rescue would have made my lighthouse visit much more meaningful. Ms. Licameli has a refreshing style that immediately engrosses you in the story of courageous young Ida Lewis and her family--her strong, kind father, her loving mother, her younger brothers Rud and Hosea and sister Hattie--and makes you feel as if you were there with them, experiencing the ocean's wind in your hair and the taste of its salty spray. This enjoyable book about the "ordinary girl who performed extraordinary deeds" should help inspire today's young heroines-to-be. Well done!
  • By danamariam
    Oct 1, 2007
    "Ida-lize Ida!" Masterfully written! Ms. Licameli tells the story of a heroine that our girls are sure to idolize! Her story has strong currents of strength, determination, family values and a willingness to help others no matter how strong the tide. Though expertly written for preteens and young teens, it is a great read aloud parents will enjoy, too! Teachers and librarians will find this charming tale will surely ignite their young readers! Kudos to Ms. Licameli for shining a beam of light on this humble soul for all of us to see!
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Doris Licameli
October 1, 2011
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