Lighthouse by Robert Munsch
A Story Of Remembrance

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Best-selling author Robert Munsch's poignant story is about a little girl and how she begins to heal after the loss of her grandfather.

Young Sarah Gillis 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.
Robert Munsch's tender story is about honoring 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.
 

About Robert Munsch

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Robert Munsch was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 11, 1945. He received an undergraduate degree in history and a master's degree in anthropology. While studying to be a Jesuit priest, he worked part-time at an orphanage. He decided he liked working with children and left the Jesuits after 7 years to work in a daycare center. He studied for a year at the Elliot Pearson School of Child Studies at Tufts University. He ended up at a lab preschool at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario and eventually became a Canadian citizen. While working at a daycare center and telling stories to children, he realized that storytelling was what he loved to do and eventually he started writing the stories down. His first published title was Mud Puddle. His other works include Love You Forever, Angela's Airplane, Andrew's Loose Tooth, Stephanie's Ponytail, and Moira's Birthday. He continues to visit schools, libraries and daycares telling stories for free. Janet Wilson is an expert in a wide range of paper skills, including parchment craft, quilling, paper cutting, embossing, paper pricking, casting and sculpting. She is the author of the bestselling books "The Art of Parchment Craft, The Craft of Quilling," and "Parchment Craft.
 
Published November 1, 2003 by Cartwheel. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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While most of Wilson's (In Flanders Fields ) grainy-textured oil paintings are somewhat static, they do include affecting images of father and daughter, and among the more poignant touches is Sarah's bedside photo, viewed on the last page, showing her father in boyhood with Grandpa at the lightho...

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