Just finished up Gifts From The Sea by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock. Wonderful little historical fiction children’s book!
Quila lives on an isolated island with her father, who is the lighthouse keeper. Keeping ships safe from the rocky edge of their island was a full-time job. Quila never liked to see what would wash up after a shipwreck. She made it a habit to avoid any debris.
One particular day, she was down at the shore and saw that a tied up mattress had washed up. she became curious and pulled it ashore. Inside, tucked safely away, was a little baby girl. After that, Quila’s life was completely turned upside down.
Based on actual historical events, Natalie Kinsey-Warnock weaves a beautiful tale that you won’t want to put down.
Recommended for ages 9-12
If you like this book, be sure to pick up her other books. She also writes historical picture books. Hooray!
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