Article Title

Hello Lighthouse


Karen Abbott


Outstanding, Preschool, Primary, Sophie Blackall, Picture Book, Lighthouse, Lighthouse Keepers, Rugged Living, Challenges, Historical

Document Type

Book Review


The lighthouse is situated on a lonely rock island with a lighthouse keeper. A ship arrives with supplies and the lighthouse keeper's wife. They share the circular rooms of the tower and tend the lighthouse together. When the keeper is sick his wife tends to him and to the light. When a shipwreck happens, they rescue and care for the ship's crew. When she becomes pregnant, they welcome a little girl to the island. Eventually the lighthouse is automated and they move to a cottage on the shore.