Lighthouse Christmas by Toni Buzzeo

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From the author of the 2013 Caldecott Honor Book, ONE COOL FRIEND!

Frances is determined to make Christmas jolly for her younger brother, even if it means joining family on the mainland and leaving Papa behind on their isolated lighthouse island. After all, would Santa even know how to find them in this faraway spot? But when Christmas Eve is ushered in on a wild storm and Papa risks his life to rescue a drowning man, the children realize that the most important thing about the holiday is being together.

As in all great Christmas stories, a happy ending is in store, and Santa finds them after all. Cozy and nostalgic, this story was inspired by the Flying Santa program, a New England tradition since 1929. It's the perfect book for a family to read together in front of the fire on Christmas morning.
 
 

About Toni Buzzeo

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Toni Buzzeo (www.tonibuzzeo.com) lives in Buxton, Maine.Nancy Carpenter lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published October 13, 2011 by Dial Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A girl and her little brother spend a Depression-era Christmas on an island off the coast of Maine with their recently widowed father in this nostalgic, touching story of how Christmas surprises can arrive in amazing ways.

Sep 01 2011 | Read Full Review of Lighthouse Christmas

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Does Santa visit lighthouse keepers and their families living on isolated islands?

Sep 26 2011 | Read Full Review of Lighthouse Christmas

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