Section 1: Chapters 1-2
- schooner: a sailing ship
- emerge: come into view
- weary: very tired
- fling: to throw forcefully
- magnificent: extremely beautiful
- The schooner met many waves on the open ocean.
- After the rain, the sun will emerge from behind the clouds.
- The weary traveler rested after a long day of hiking.
- The baby likes to fling Cheerios across the breakfast table.
- Suzie saw a magnificent sunrise with all different shades of pink and yellow.
- A deep fog will bring an end to a ship. (pg. 9)
- One morning Pandora wakes up and knows becoming a lighthouse keeper is her destiny. (pg. 13)
- Lighthouses are often built in unwelcoming places, atop sharp and dangerous rocks. (pg. 13)
- Pandora is not afraid of her life because her heart is so good and clear that no fear would creep inside it. (pg. 14)
- When Seabold is old enough to leave home and family, he builds himself a boat. (pg. 18)
- Seabold always knows when a storm is coming because his nose tells him. (pg. 19)
- Seabold whispers, “Safe harbor. Let there be a safe harbor” into the wind. (pg. 21)
Section 2: Chapters 3-4
- pleasure: a feeling of happiness or enjoyment
- prevent: to keep something from happening
- solitary: alone
- hobble: to walk with a limp
- steep: rising or falling sharply
- Darion found great pleasure swimming in the pool with all his friends.
- To prevent people from coming into the house, Milly locked the door.
- Hermits who travel and live by themselves, have solitary lives.
- After Buddy twisted his ankle, he had to hobble around the house.
- The steep hill was difficult to hike up.
- When Seabold wakes up, he wonders if the storm could have just been a dream. (pg. 24)
- Seabold has been with Pandora for three days when he wakes up. (pg. 26)
- Pandora wraps Seabold’s leg in plantain leaves to relieve the swelling. (pg. 26)
- Pandora lives the solitary life to save lives. (pg. 29)
- Pandora and Seabold agree that the bad animals are more interesting than the good ones. (pg. 33)
- For July and August there is little rain and hardly any fog. (pg. 33)
- Seabold’s leg does not allow him to climb the four steep flights of stairs and the ladder up into the lantern room. (pg. 35)
Section 3: Chapters 5-6
- frantic: wild with fear
- miserable: very unhappy
- gust: a strong rush of wind
- marvelous: extremely good, extraordinary
- sustenance: food and drink
- The dog was frantic and ran around in circles while his family set off fireworks.
- Micah was miserable when his parents put him on time out.
- A large gust blew the hat off my head.
- Spring brought flowers in marvelous colors.
- On Thanksgiving, Tomâ€™s family enjoyed sustenance of turkey and apple cider.
- A sky above a sea loves unpredictability. (pg. 40)
- Fog, lightning, lashing rain, and hard wind could all lead a ship onto the rocks and sink her. (pg. 42)
- Pandora does not have time to dress warmly or carry wood to the watch room stove. (pg. 42)
- Seabold plans to sail away by October’s end so he can leave before the winter storms begin. (pg. 48)
- As the wind blows crisper and harder and the sky fills with birds going away, Seabold realizes he will not be able to sail this winter. (pg. 49)
- Being in the lantern room thrills Seabold as much as even the finest sailing day. (pg. 50)
- Seabold says he will build a gazebo at the top of daisy-hill. (pg. 52)
Section 4: Chapters 7-9
- content: peacefully happy
- soberly: in a serious manner
- resolve: determination
- vigorously: with much energy or effort
- reminisce: enjoy remembering past events
- I am content when my whole family is home and there is a fire going in the hearth.
- The teacher spoke soberly when teaching the history lesson.
- Tania worked with great resolve when completing her school project.
- The antelope ran vigorously from the cheetah that was chasing it.
- My grandparents like to reminisce by looking through old family photo albums.
- In the worst of the cold days, the entire island is covered in ice. (pg. 56)
- While Seabold is hammering on the gazebo atop the daisy-hill he sees what looks to be a floating crate. (pg. 57)
- The flag on the floating crate is actually made of a small red shirt on a stick. (pg. 64)
- When Seabold carries all three mice to shore, Pandora is waiting with a blanket and a bowl of water. (pg. 67)
- The three young mice are named Whistler, Lila, and Tiny. (pg. 67)
- Pandora needs to find a special branch of willow in the woods to help Tiny. (pg. 68-69)
- Before Seabold finds them at sea, Whistler, Lia, and Tiny live an orphanage far from Pandora’s lighthouse. (pg. 74)