Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Little Red Lighthouse

Little Red Lighthouse 
This lighthouse was featured in the book, "The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge" by Hildegarde W. Swift and Lynd Ward.

The story was so compelling that it inspired hundreds of children to write letters about saving this lighthouse. I love books that inspire children to make a difference. 

The edition I read included colorful pictures of the watercolors painted by the illustrator Lynd Ward for the first time. 

The picture book begins with the building of the Little Red Lighthouse on the Hudson River. It explores  the conversations the Lighthouse has with steamers, canoes and more. The turning point of the story comes with the construction of the Great Gray Bridge. The tension between the two becomes the crux of the story. 

I am happy that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book is donated to the Little Red Lighthouse (Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse) outreach and education programs. 

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