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
For ages: 5 - 10 years
Type: Picture book