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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The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge: Restored Edition by Hildegarde H. Swift, Lynd Ward

On the Manhattan bank of the Hudson River, a small lighthouse--made of steel and painted bright red--proudly protects boats with his faithful beam. One day a great expanse of gray steel, which also shines a bright light into the fog and darkness, is built over it. The little red lighthouse feels insignificant and useless in comparison but soon learns that . . . small can be mighty!

A portion of the sales from this book will be donated to the Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse education and outreach programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152045715
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 08/28/2002
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 205,734
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.52(d)
Lexile: 400L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About 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.