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.
by Kasia Janczewski
A lyrical and meditative story about the rhythms of life inside a lighthouse when they were once tended by keepers and often times their wives and families. I love the sense of wonder and curiosity this book taps into - an encouragement for children to enquire about history, technology and the many different ways people live and work around the world - now and in the past. The illustrations have a nostalgic feel and utilise the motif of a circle, offering another wonderful discussion point around the style and symbolism used in illustration.
Kasia Janczewski is the Co-manager and Visual Merchandiser for Where the Wild Things Are. She has worked for both Avid Reader and Where the Wild Things Are for over 8 years. She specialises in picture books and storytelling, has co-facilitated weekly story times, and special holiday story time events. Kasia also co-facilitates Avid Reader’s Her Voice bookclub. She has trained and worked as an art, history, and design teacher in secondary schools, and practiced as an artist. Kasia is the mother of twin 5 year-olds that help her test out, enjoy, and recommend many wonderful picture books!
Publication Date: 02-May-2019
Publisher: Hachette Children\'s Group