Once there was a lighthouse keeper called Mr. Grinling. At night
time he lived in a small white cottage perched high on the cliffs,
and in the daytime he rowed out to his lighthouse to clean and
polish the light.
Mr Grinling loves to eat, and Mrs Grinling is the best cook in the
whole world. She puts on a truly scrumptious spread for the village
picnic, but later Mr Grinling wishes he hadn't eaten quite so
The first Lighthouse Keeper story, THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S LUNCH,
published over thirty years ago. It is now a modern picture book
classic, and his adventures have been loved by children ever since.