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Lighthouse Girl paperback edition

by Dianne Wolfer with illustrations by Brian Simmonds

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Illustrator
Brian Simmonds
About the Book

Fay lives alone with her father on bleak, windswept Breaksea Island, but her isolated life takes a dramatic turn with the outbreak of World War I.

Based on the true story of Fay Howe, this gentle tale brings to life the hardships of those left at home during the war — waiting, wondering, hoping. Drawing on fascinating archival material, and interweaving fact with fiction, award-winning author Dianne Wolfer deftly recreates this period in Australian history from the perspective of a young girl.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘Full of evocative illustrations, sepia photographs and news clippings, Wolfer’s book transports. A great one for early and older readers alike,’ The Sunday Age

‘This lovely book is based on the real Fay Howe and her life as a lighthouse keeper’s daughter … Fay’s reflections on her life and her relationship with the far-away soldier bring the moment keenly into our time. Highly recommended for middle years.’ Reading Time

Categories
Award Winning, Children's Picture Books, Fiction for Middle Readers
Publication Year
2010
Edition
1st
Publisher
Fremantle Press
Awards

West Australian Young Readers Book Award (Winner 2010)
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Shortlisted 2009)
Children’s Book Council of Australia Crichton Award for Best New Illustrator (Shortlisted 2008)

ISBN13
9781921696572
HB/PB
Paperback
Format
Large Format Illustrated
Pages
120
Others in this Series
Height x Width mm
220 x 175
Teaching Notes
Teaching notes LIGHTHOUSE GIRL.pdf
Media
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