Lighthouse: A Story of Remembrance

Paperback | March 1, 2006

byRobert MunschIllustratorJanet Wilson

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A moving story of love and remembrance - for anyone who has ever lost a loved one.

Young Sarah can't sleep following her grandpa's funeral, so she wakes up her dad in the middle of the night. He agrees to take her where Grandpa used to take him as a boy - the lighthouse. On the way there, Sarah and her dad drink coffee and eat donuts - just as Grandpa would have liked. When they climb to the top of the lighthouse, Sarah throws a flower out to sea in her grandpa's memory.

Inspired after a reading in Antigonish, when a little girl gave Robert Munsch a drawing of a lighthouse at night with a car driving up to it, Lighthouse is a tender story about honouring those who have passed and keeping their memory alive. Janet Wilson's detailed and dramatic illustrations add a warm and gentle touch to a sensitive topic.

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A moving story of love and remembrance - for anyone who has ever lost a loved one.Young Sarah can't sleep following her grandpa's funeral, so she wakes up her dad in the middle of the night. He agrees to take her where Grandpa used to take him as a boy - the lighthouse. On the way there, Sarah and her dad drink coffee and eat donuts - ...

ROBERT MUNSCH has written more than forty books, including The Sandcastle Contest, I'm So Embarrassed! and Munsch More! A Robert Munsch Collection. He is Canada's best-selling author. His stories are beloved by children, parents, teachers and booksellers alike, because he writes about real issues in ways that kids and adults can relate...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.03 × 8.02 × 0.11 inPublished:March 1, 2006Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0439946565

ISBN - 13:9780439946568

Appropriate for ages: 3

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from In the style of "Love You Forever" Another classic Munsch book. Written in the style of "Love You Forever" If you don't like the sad endings you might want to stay away from this book. If your child is coping with the loss of a Grandparent I would definitely recommend this book. It gives a wonderful message of remembrance and tradition and the importance of what parents pass down to their children.
Date published: 2009-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice book Nice story of remembrance after loss. Can help children deal with loss because its not a sad story...its a positive one.
Date published: 2008-01-27

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Praise for Lighthouse:

"Lighthouse begs to be compared to Munsch's classic best-seller and a personal favourite, Love You Forever." - CM Magazine

Awards:

  • Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2004.
  • Winner, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award Gold Award, 2003.
  • Finalist, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, 2004.
  • Ruth Schwartz Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, 2004.