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Birdie's Lighthouse

Hopkinson, Deborah

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ISBN 10: 0689810520 / ISBN 13: 9780689810527
Edité par Atheneum, New York, 1997
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat Fine Hardcover
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1st ptg., narrow 4to, illustrated boards, a diary of a young girl's life in a Maine lighthouse, illustrated in color by Kimberley Bulcken Root and signed by the author on the title page. Fine in fine, unclipped dj. N° de réf. du libraire 10586

A propos du livre :

Synopsis :

Young Birdie lives with her family on a tiny and isolated lighthouse island, and when her lighthouse-keeper father becomes seriously ill during a violent storm, it is Birdie who must lead the ships safely to port."

Critique: Author Deborah Hopkinson drew from 19th-century lighthouse keepers' diaries to inform this story of Birdie [Bertha] Holland, who, as we meet her on her 10th birthday, learns that her sailor father has been named keeper of Maine's Turtle Island lighthouse. The family will move to the cold, rocky island whose light guards the lives of seagoers.

Birdie learns to clip the lamp wicks and polish the reflectors that light the way. "Papa ... isn't sure a girl can do it, but I know I can learn to keep the light. I won't let him down."

And she doesn't. In a huge storm, Birdie tends the light alone, clinging to railings in the wind and blowing waves as she follows the life-and-death ritual that keeps the ships from harm.

"... Papa is so proud of me he told everyone in the village how I kept the lamps burning," Birdie tells us. Young readers will be pretty proud of her too.

[The publisher suggests ages 4-9 for this book; older readers with a touch of the romantic in them may enjoy it also.]

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Détails bibliographiques

Titre : Birdie's Lighthouse

Éditeur : Atheneum, New York

Date d'édition : 1997

Reliure : Hardcover

Illustrateur : Root, Kimberly Bulcken

Etat du livre : Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st ed

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