Grandpa’s Dear Old Girl


Author: Felicity Fair Thompson

Illustrator: Carolyn Pavey

ISBN-13 : 9781999728380

Publication Date: Autumn – 03/09/2021

RRP: £7.99

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The book is available at a range of retailers and large and independent bookshops, where you can buy in-store or online, including:

The Portobello Bookshop (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Medina Books (Cowes, Isle of Wight)

Waterstones (Newport, Isle of Wight)

Dartmouth Community Bookshop (Dartmouth, Devon)

Browser (Dartmouth, Devon)

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Millie’s grandpa Big Frank is the Lighthouse Keeper and from it he can see everything. When Jack-o-the-Lamp comes to the island to automate the light, Millie is very worried.

What will her grandpa do now without the tall round tower he calls his dear old girl?

A big storm is brewing but when Big Frank and Millie try to warn them, the fishermen take no notice. But they need Big Frank’s help when the storm sweeps in, and he in turn needs Millie’s when the lighthouse lamp goes out.

An illustrated children’s book in a bigger new format. A longer picture book for older readers with atmospheric black and white illustrations.

Look Inside

Have a look inside and read the first chapter of Grandpa’s Dear Old Girl.


‘A story full of warmth and drama for all ages. Unputdownable. And a must for a television production!’

Michelle Magorian, author of Goodnight Mister Tom

‘It’s a story full of drama and excitement, measured by roaring winds and pounding waves, but there’s a quiet at its heart too, and that is the love and connection between a little girl and her grandpa. A story that young and old will cherish.’

Andrea Reece, editorial expert at

‘Evocative and nostalgic, it is a tender exploration of family, our ever-changing world and the enduring power of the sea. A perfect book to read snuggled up by the fire with your child or indeed grandchild!’

Daisy Coulam, British television producer and screenwriter best known for creating Grantchester and being an EastEnders screenwriter

‘Like all the best stories for children it conveys a valuable message, relevant for both kids and adults alike – a little gem – reading it to your children or grandchildren will be a delight.’

Gill Kaye, editor ingénu/e magazine

‘Enhanced with beautiful drawings, an exciting, fascinating and moving story of lighthouses, their keepers – where they still exist – and the work they do.’

Gary Sutton, Writing and Editing Consultant (and former lighthouse service inspector)

‘Absolutely charmed by it and actually felt quite emotional at the end.’

Lesley Myland, Secretary of the RNLI Board on the Isle of Wight

Making Waves

Island Echo – Local Author Celebrates 80 Years of Cowes Library with Grandpa’s Dear Old Girl

About the Author

Felicity Fair Thompson

About the Illustrator

Carolyn Pavey

Additional information

Weight 0.31 lbs
Dimensions 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.15 mm


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Reading age: from c 7 years, Picture storybooks, Adventure stories (Children's/YA)

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