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When her father, a Maine lighthouse keeper, is transferred to a station on a barren island far offshore, Sarah is quick to note how much her mother misses the flowers she used to grow in her garden on the mainland. Determined to reverse her mother's melancholy, the girl hatches a plot to put soil in the cracks and crevices of the ledge and to plant seeds there. Lo and behold, they bloom, delighting not only Sarah's family but also the local fishermen. The book is based on a true story about the light at Mount Desert Rock around the turn of the nineteenth century.
|Publisher:||Down East Books|
|Product dimensions:||8.38(w) x 10.31(h) x 0.39(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 18 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was a great find on so many levels! For those of us who garden, it shows one can create beauty anywhere. For a unique Mother's Day gift idea, it shows a daughter's love for her mom. For those of us who know the area--this book is based on existing light house-- it was a nice trip "home" to the coast of Maine. If you love beautiful artwork, Linda Warner's illustrations are colorful and highly supportive of the text. It is a taste of history (this book is based on a true story), and has an engaging story line for young readers.