Beacons Of Light

by Gail Gibbons

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | March 23, 1990 | Hardcover |

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FLASH... FLASH... FLASH...A lighthouse signals from the rocky shore, guiding ships away from danger. Once sailors watched for giant bonfires that were set high on hills. Now, most lighthouses are fully automated. In "Beacons of Light: Lighthouses," Gail Gibbons tells all about these beautiful and useful structures, using careful explanations, colorful facts, and helpful illustrations to show how lighthouse technology has developed and changed over the years. FLASH... FLASH... FLASH... In this informative, delightfully evocative book, lighthouses are beacons of light thatremind us of our past.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 40 Pages, 5.91 × 11.02 × 0.79 in

Published: March 23, 1990

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0688073794

ISBN - 13: 9780688073794

Appropriate for ages: 4 - 8

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Beacons Of Light

Beacons Of Light

by Gail Gibbons

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 40 Pages, 5.91 × 11.02 × 0.79 in

Published: March 23, 1990

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0688073794

ISBN - 13: 9780688073794

From the Publisher

FLASH... FLASH... FLASH...A lighthouse signals from the rocky shore, guiding ships away from danger. Once sailors watched for giant bonfires that were set high on hills. Now, most lighthouses are fully automated. In "Beacons of Light: Lighthouses," Gail Gibbons tells all about these beautiful and useful structures, using careful explanations, colorful facts, and helpful illustrations to show how lighthouse technology has developed and changed over the years. FLASH... FLASH... FLASH... In this informative, delightfully evocative book, lighthouses are beacons of light thatremind us of our past.

About the Author

Gail Gibbons, author of more than one hundred books, is the winner of the Washington Post /Children’s Book Guild Award for her overall contribution to children’s nonfiction literature. Called a ""master of picture book nonfiction"" by ALA Booklist, Ms. Gibbons has a special talent for making complex subjects understandable and entertaining for young readers. In Her Own Words... ""I was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1944. Even as a little child, I was always busy putting books together. Sometimes I would bind them with yarn to hold the pages together I’ve always loved drawing and painting. I was also a very curious child. My parents tell me that I was always asking lots and lots of questions. ""Later, I went to the University of Illinois, where I studied graphic design. Then I moved to New York City, where I got a job doing artwork for television shows. Eventually I was asked to do the artwork for a children’s show. While doing that show, some of the children asked me if I had ever thought of doing children’s books. My mind immediately recalled how much I enjoyed doing that type of thing when I was a child d. So I put an idea for a book together and right away a publisher bought it. That book was called Willy and His Wheel Wagon. ""Since then, over seventy books that I have written and illustrated have been published. The type of books I write are nonfiction books. This is because I love researching so much. I get to ask lots of questions, just like when I was a kid. I also g
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Gibbons, author-artist of many superb nonfiction books for young children, melds clear, concise prose and evocative watercolor paintings to show how lighthouse technology has developed and changed over the years. Color illustrations

Appropriate for ages: 4 - 8

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