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Ronda Armitage

Ronda Armitage

Born
New Zealand
Genre
Non-Fiction, Children
 
 
Biography
Ronda Armitage was born in New Zealand.

She is the author of many books for children, including the well-loved Lighthouse Keeper series of stories, which tell of the adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Grinling and their marmalade cat, Hamish. Most of her books are illustrated by her husband, David, who is an artist. She was a primary school teacher for several years, and is a trained counsellor, specialising in family therapy.

The Lighthouse Keepers's Lunch (1977) was her first published book and won the 1978 Esther Glen Award. Her latest books are A Very Strange Creature (2009), and The Lighthouse Keeper's Surprise (2009).

  

Ronda Armitage also writes non-fiction books as part of her family therapy work.

Bibliography

2012
Wave the Flag and Blow the Whistle, Egmont Books Ltd
2009
The Lighthouse Keeper's Surprise, illustrated by David Armitage, Scholastic
2009
A Very Strange Creature, illustrated by Layn Marlow, Scholastic
2008
The Bungle Jungle Bedtime Kiss, with Edward Eaves, Scholastic
2008
Small Knight and George and the Royal Chocolate Cake, Orchard
2007
The Lighthouse Keeper's New Friend, illustrated by David Armitage, Scholastic
2007
Small Knight and George, illustrated by Arthur Robins, Orchard
2007
A New Home for Pirate, illustrated by Holly Swain, Puffin
2003
Violence in Society, Wayland
2002
The Lighthouse Keeper's Christmas, illustrated by David Armitage, Scholastic
2001
The Lighthouse Keeper's Tea, illustrated by David Armitage, Scholastic
2000
The Lighthouse Keeper's Breakfast, illustrated by David Armitage, Scholastic
1999
The Lighthouse Keeper's Favourite Stories, contents: 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch'; 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Picnic'; 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Cat' - illustrated by David Armitage, Scholastic
1999
Queen of the Night, illustrated by David Armitage, Scholastic
1999
Family Violence, Wayland
1995
The Lighthouse Keeper's Cat, illustrated by David Armitage, Deutsch
1993
The Lighthouse Keeper's Picnic, illustrated by David Armitage, Deutsch
1992
Looking after Chocolates, illustrated by David Armitage, Deutsch
1992
A Quarrel of Koalas, illustrated by David Armitage, Deutsch
1991
Watch the Baby, Daisy, illustrated by David Armitage, Deutsch
1990
When Dad did the Washing Up, illustrated by David Armitage, Deutsch
1989
The Lighthouse Keeper's Rescue, illustrated by David Armitage, Deutsch
1987
New Zealand, Wayland
1987
Drinking, Wayland
1986
The Lighthouse Keeper's Catastrophe, illustrated by David Armitage, Deutsch
1984
Grandma goes Shopping, illustrated by David Armitage, Deutsch
1983
One Moonlit Night, illustrated by David Armitage, Deutsch
1981
Ice Creams for Rosie, illustrated by David Armitage, Deutsch
1980
The Bossing of Josie, illustrated by David Armitage, Deutsch
1980
The Birthday Spell, illustrated by David Armitage, Deutsch
1979
Don't Forget Matilda!, illustrated by David Armitage, Deutsch
1978
The Trouble with Mr. Harris, illustrated by David Armitage, Deutsch
1977
The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch, illustrated by David Armitage, Deutsch

Awards

2013
Coventry Inspiration Book Awards, A Very Strange Creature, Never Too Young Category
1978
Esther Glen Award (New Zealand), The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch