Hello Lighthouse

Hello Lighthouse

Book - 2018 | First Edition.
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Winner of the 2019 Caldecott Medal
A beloved picture book from two-time Caldecott Medal award-winner Sophie Blackall that transports 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.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 9780316362382
Branch Call Number: JP Black
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm


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SnoIsleLib_LindseyA Nov 18, 2018

Blackall has really outdone herself with these lavish illustrations. I love the treatment of sea and sky, especially the sea. The story itself is bittersweet and will resonate more with adults. After following a lighthouse keeper and his family through the years, the oil lamp is replaced by an electric light, emptying the lighthouse of life. She includes a history of lighthouses and details on the daily tasks of keeping them.

Rebecca_Kohn May 30, 2018

A lovely, poignant book to savor. The cutaway illustration that shows lighthouse life is enchanting. Filled with interesting facts and compelling details this is a book that will have kids and grown-up readers saying "again."

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Aug 06, 2019

erinhochschild thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8


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