A lavish new picture book from Caldecott-winner Sophie Blackall that will transport readers to the seaside in timeless, nautical splendor!
Watch the days and seasons pass as the wind blows, the fog rolls in, and icebergs drift by. Outside, there is water all around. Inside, the daily life of a lighthouse keeper and his family unfolds as the keeper boils water for tea, lights the lamp's wick, and writes every detail in his logbook.
Step back in time and through the door of this iconic lighthouse into a cozy dollhouse-like interior with the extraordinary award-winning artist Sophie Blackall.--from the publisher
48 pages 978-0316362382 Ages 4-8
Stand out easy picture book. This book is the history and function of the vital seashore structure with as much detail as the reader wishes to absorb. Blackall presents sensitive visual and text descriptions of the dedicated lighthouse keeper. On the last endpapers which appear like the last entry of the keeper's journal, the author gives more details of keeper's responsibilities. Much research went into this book, thanks to the required keepers' precise journals.
As Herman Melville in Moby Dick wrote, " It is not down in any map; true places never are.", I'm glad that Sophie Blackall documented the story of the valuable strong lighthouse which has a "true place" in children's literature.
Recommended by: Cecile Wong, Children's Instructor and Research Specialist, Maryland USA