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Friday, 22 March 2013

Review: The Light

In a lighthouse by the sea, a family works and plays together as they maintain the lighthouse beacon to protect those who sail along the coast.

Beautifully illustrated, The Light offers a nostalgic glimpse into the life of a lighthouse keeper and his family. Dedicated to the lighthouse keepers of Montague Island, the story is a reminder of simpler times. The family routine revolves around the upkeep of the signal and working together to prepare food and the other necessities of their remote life together.

The dedication of the family performing their everyday tasks is balanced with a focus on the role music plays in their life, both as entertainment and a way of bringing them together as a family.

A beautifully told story with gorgeous sketched illustrations.

Title:  The Light
Author/Illustrator:  Jo Oliver
Publisher: New Frontier Publishing, $24.95 RRP
Publication Date:  1 March 2013
Format:  Hardcover
ISBN:  9781921928413
For ages:  5 - 10 years
Type: Picture book

1 comment:

  1. My 8 yr old loved the pictures. Especially the use of sheet music as a backdrop and the lighthouse itself.
    He remarked that the family appeared poor and lived happy lives.


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