If you are a parent or grandparent who likes lighthouses, you will not want to miss the chance for the young people in your life to meet authors Angeli Perrow and Peter & Connie Roop at Owls Head Light on Saturday, September 8th.
Maine children’s author Angeli Perrow will be signing copies of her popular book, “Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue,” from 11 am to 2 pm in the keeper’s house at Owls Head Light. Peter & Connie Roop will be signing copies of their latest book entitled, “Maine Lighthouse ABC,” from 1 to 4 pm in the keeper’s house at Owls Head Light.
In the 193 year history of Owls Head Light Station, “Spot” the dog may very well be the light station’s most beloved story – an account that is both heroic and heartwarming.
“Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue is about Spot, a remarkable spaniel who lived at Owls Head Light with the keeper’s family in the 1930s,” says Angeli Perrow. “He learned to ring the fog bell to greet passing boats and came to the rescue of the Matinicus mailboat one stormy winter night.”
Peter & Connie Roop are award-winning authors of more than 100 books for children; including “Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie,” and have recently released “Maine Lighthouse ABC.”
Sure to please readers of any age, the book delights with the Roops’ text for each letter of the alphabet — such as “B is for Beacon. A beacon’s beam brilliantly shines over the sea at night.” Each letter has colorful illustrations by Jeremiah Savage of Brooklin who also designed the book. Opposite each letter page is a photograph of a Maine lighthouse, many taken by Bob Trapani Jr., the executive director of the American Lighthouse Foundation in Owls Head.
Don’t miss the chance to talk with Angeli Perrow and Peter & Connie Roop, and purchase signed copies of “Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue” and “Maine Lighthouse ABC” respectively. While on site, also be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to tour Owls Head Lighthouse, which will be open to visitors for Maine Open Lighthouse Day, as will the interpretive center and gift shop inside the keeper’s house at the light station.
Owls Head Light Station is home to the nonprofit American Lighthouse Foundation, who is responsible for the maintenance and preservation of the historic site. To learn more about the book signings, call (207) 594-4174 or visit www.lighthousefoundation.org