Hello Lighthouse

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Hachette Children's Group, Feb 7, 2019 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages

A beautiful picture book about hope, change and the passing of time. Winner of the Caldecott Medal 2019.

On the highest rock of a tiny island at the edge of the world stands a lighthouse. From dusk to dawn, the lighthouse beams, sending its light out to sea, guiding the ships on their way. As the seasons pass and the waves rise and fall, outside, the wind blows; inside, the lighthouse keeper writes, and the rhythms of his life unfold. But change is on the horizon...

With beautiful illustrations from Sophie Blackall - the artist behind New York Times bestseller, Finding Winnie.

"I will be surprised if a more exquisite picture book is published this year" - New York Times

"A jewel of a creation" - Publishers Weekly

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User Review  - thornton37814 - LibraryThing

Excellent picture book with magnificent illustrations about lighthouses, lighthouse keepers, and automation of lighthouses. Definitely deserving of the Caldecott it earned. I read a library copy, but I plan to purchase this for my own library when the paperback comes out later this spring! Read full review

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User Review  - MaowangVater - LibraryThing

A new keeper arrives at a lighthouse. It’s a lonely job until his wife arrives to accompany him. As the weather and the seasons pass the duties of the lighthouse and the keeper, his wife and baby girl ... Read full review

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About the author (2019)

Sophie Blackall is the illustrator of many picture books, included Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear - winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal. She lives with her family in New York, but keeps an eye on lighthouses for sale, just in case.