Hope doesn’t only want to listen to her father’s stories about his voyages at sea, she wants to be part of those stories.
And so, unbeknownst to her parents, she stows away on her father's 19th-century merchant vessel. But look... The wind has picked up and the sky is darkening...
Could there be such a thing as an adventure that is too exciting?
Join high-spirited Hope on a trip of a lifetime in this exquisitely illustrated picture book that also captures the love between a father and child.---from the publisher
44 pages 978-1984892836 Ages 4-8
Keywords: ships, sailing, adventure, storm, girls and women, fathers/daughters, lighthouse, self esteem, self image, self reliance, self confidence, gender roles, empowerment, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old
Sophie Blackall's Hello Lighthouse meets The Fan Brothers' Ocean Meets Sky in this exciting and gorgeously illustrated picture book about a stow-away girl's adventures on board a 19th century sailing ship.
An exciting tale of the high seas combines with the love between a father and daughter to create a picture book any adventure-loving child will enjoy! Papa is about to set sail again, and this time, his ocean-loving, adventure-seeking daughter is determined to join him. I don't want to just hear the stories, the young narrator says. I want to be a part of the stories. And so, unbeknownst to her parents, she stows away on her father's 19th-century merchant vessel.
After Papa finds her hiding on board, he begins to teach her the ways of a sailor, from rope-tying to map-reading, to ultimately fighting against a powerful storm that destroys the ship on their journey home. Papa and the girl survive, but what will Papa do to support his family, now that he can no longer go to sea? Using repurposed wood from the ship that has washed ashore, they build a new home-- a lighthouse--to help other ships at sea.---from the publisher