The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge: Restored Edition

The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge: Restored Edition

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by Hildegarde H. Swift, Lynd Ward
     
 

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For the sixtieth anniversary of this classic story, the proud little lighthouse and the big bridge make their debut in the Lullaby Lights gift series with a charming glass night-light featuring the beaming lighthouse

Lighthouses have guided sailors, adventurers, and dreamers throughout the world for centuries. This classic story of the proud little lighthouse

Overview

For the sixtieth anniversary of this classic story, the proud little lighthouse and the big bridge make their debut in the Lullaby Lights gift series with a charming glass night-light featuring the beaming lighthouse

Lighthouses have guided sailors, adventurers, and dreamers throughout the world for centuries. This classic story of the proud little lighthouse that stands on the Manhattan bank of the Hudson River, beneath the George Washington Bridge, is paired for the first time with a beaming night-light, sure to make any room a safe and welcoming harbor. Both charming and timeless, this handsome set will be a bright addition to any home.

Author Biography: Hildegarde Hoyt Swift (1890-1977) wrote several books for children. Best known for The Railroad to Freedom , which received a Newbery Honor in 1933, Swift spent her life recording the lives of heroic Americans. The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge is her most popular picture book.

Lynd Ward (1905-1985) illustrated more than two hundred books for children and adults throughout his prolific career. Winner of the Caldecott Medal in 1952 for his watercolors in The Biggest Bear, Mr. Ward was also famous for his wood engravings, which can be seen in museum collections throughout the United States and abroad.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this well-loved story, newly printed with redone plates, a small red beacon, after being overshadowed by the George Washington Bridge, once again makes the Hudson River safe for boats trying to navigate its waters. Ages 3-7. (Apr.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Praise for the original hardcover edition:
"Told in the age-old rhythmic style of folklore, this story of modern times is unusually successful."--Saturday Review
"Magnificent drawings . . . drawn with real understanding of childhood."--The New York Times
"[A] well-loved story."--Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152045739
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/24/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
69,400
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.29(d)
Lexile:
400L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author


HILDEGARDE H. SWIFT (1890-1977) wrote several books for children. Best known for The Railroad to Freedom, which was cited for a Newbery Honor, Ms. Swift spent her life recording the lives of heroic Americans. The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge is her most popular picture book.

LYND WARD (1905-1985) illustrated more than two hundred books for children and adults throughout his prolific career. Winner of the Caldecott Medal for his watercolors in The Biggest Bear, Mr. Ward was also famous for his wood engravings, which are featured in museum collections throughout the United States and abroad.

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The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
mysterybuff47 More than 1 year ago
When you live within two hours of this lighthouse, it is nice to have a story that you can show as well as tell the grandchildren.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a charming, old but timeless story which will enthrall everyone. My grandson loves lighthouses and he can relate to the George Washington bridge since he travels on it often.
JuliansNana More than 1 year ago
I grew up in the neighborhood near the Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge. I worked for The Port Authority of NY&NJ for over thirty years, the last twenty spend in the Engineering Department (which built the George Washington Bridge in 1932). The Lighthouse and Bridge have always held a special place in my heart. When the Lighthouse was being considered for Landmark Status by NYC, my boss sent out a memo from the Bridge wishing the Lighthouse Good Luck! I was so proud when the Lighthouse did receive that Status. I always give this book to new parents for their child. It is a wonderful story of how friends working together can accomplish anything!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great little book and must read for all ages. However, don't be mislead by the description or illustration, this specific book is NOT SOLD as a gift set with matching nightlight - you will have to see another listing for that!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
There's no more fitting way to celebrate this classic little-lighthouse-who-could story than with a fresh coat of paint to match the restoration of the real Hudson River landmark. The melancholy story is experiencing a true-life storybook ending. Like this restored edition book, the real 1880 lighthouse was this year fitted with a new lens so it can shine once again when its beacon is lit for the first time since 1947. Now that's a happy ending worth sharing with generation after generation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was in the first grade I remember reading this book. I could tell you everything about it down to the last word. Everytime I go in or out of the city, I look for that little red lighthouse. The book conveys a message within it's historical fiction base. The message is that no matter how small, one is always important. This novel should be read and still be read by children everywhere.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a very good book for children.