Author(s): Terrizita Corpus
Age range 3 to 8
This delightful story takes place on a stormy wet-season night at the Broome lighthouse. Meet Cassius the hermitcrab, Jacob the jellyfish, Bruce the bluebone and more sea creatures as they head down the beach and raceup the lighthouse staircase to escape a wild storm â__ all while the lighthouse keeper is out checking the lamp forpassing ships. When he discovers his bed has been taken over by slimy sea creatures, he is very grumpy.With new design complemented by beautiful illustrations, this new edition brings to life the excitement of the stormand introduces sea creatures that live in this magical part of the world â__ the hermit crab, jellyfish, bluebone fish,octopus and turtle. The Grumpy Lighthouse Keeper is inspired by the iconic Broome lighthouse and the remainsof the old lighthouse keeperâ__s house that sits on the edge of the world-renowned Cable Beach.
Terrizita Corpus descends from the Yawuru people of Broome, drawing inspiration from the town's history and landscape while working as an Aboriginal teaching assistant and writing stories. Maggie Prewett descends from the Ngarluma people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She is a well-known Broome artist, who has illustrated The Old Frangipani Tree at Flying Fish Point and the award-winning Two Mates.