Birdie's Lighthouse by Deborah Hopkinson

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Young Birdie lives with her family on a tiny and isolated lighthouse island, and when her lighthouse-keeper father becomes seriously ill during a violent storm, it is Birdie who must lead the ships safely to port."
 

About Deborah Hopkinson

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Deborah Hopkinson is the author of numerous award-winning children's books, including "Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, " winner of the International Reading Association Award, "Girl Wonder, " winner of the Great Lakes Book Award, and "Apples to Oregon, " a Junior Library Guild Selection. She received the 2003 Washington State Book Award for "Under the Quilt for the Night." She lives in Oregon. Visit her on the Web at www.deborahhopkinson.com. Roni Schotter's picture books include "Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street," She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. Kimberly Bulcken Root has illustrated many popular picture books. She lives in Quarryville, Pennsylvania.
 
Published May 1, 1997 by Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books. 32 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Root's evocative watercolor and pen-and-ink drawings in deep sea blues and greens are perfectly allied with Hopkinson's stirring tale, set off the coast of Maine in 1855, of a girl's life as a lightkeeper.

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Inspired by stories of real 19th-century lighthouse heroines, this atmospheric book uses a diary format to shape a portrait of a brave and likable girl.

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""Inspired by stories of real 19th-century lighthouse heroines, this atmospheric book uses a diary format to shape a portrait of a brave and likable girl,"" wrote PW.

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