Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Reading age: 3 to 8
See below for English description.
Sarah réveille son père en pleine nuit et lui demande d'aller au phare, là où grand-père l'emmenait lui, il y a bien longtemps. Lorsqu'ils atteignent le sommet du phare, Sarah lance dans l'océan la fleur qu'elle avait gardée précieusement depuis les funérailles de son grand-père adoré. Robert Munsch offre une histoire tendre et émouvante sur le deuil et les façons d'honorer la mémoire des êtres chers qui nous ont quittés. Maintenant offert avec couverture souple!
A moving story of love and remembrance - for anyone who has ever lost a loved one.
Young Sarah 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.
Inspired after a reading in Antigonish, when a little girl gave Robert Munsch a drawing of a lighthouse at night with a car driving up to it, Lighthouse is a tender story about honouring 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.
Original title: Lighthouse
About the authors
El reconocido narrador ROBERT MUNSCH ha escrito decenas de libros para niños, entre ellos: Paper Bag Princess y Mortimer. Él vive con su familia en Guelph, Ontario.
Janet Wilson is an award-winning artist and a published author, holding over 50 publishing copyrights in the children's literature field. She graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art and Design as a mature student, the mother of two little boys. Janet's love of books combined with a particular talent for drawing children has brought her into the world of "kidlit." Her more realistic style lends itself to interpreting the stories of children's favorite authors in producing picture books. Sensitivity to the nuances of facial expressions helps young readers grasp subjects ranging from dealing with death, the arrival of a new baby, the tragedy of war or just wishing your new dress was a different colour. Her awards include Best Illustrated Book in the United States in 2004 for Jasper's Day, Canadian Information Book of the Year for her artwork in In Flanders Fields, and she is the first non-native artist to be awarded the Native Reading Week Award for her illustrations in Solomon's Tree. Janet is a career artist known for her fine art commissioned portraits and still life paintings.
Other titles by Robert Munsch
Other titles by Janet Wilson
How Kids are Taking Action
In Flanders Fields
The Story of the Poem by John McCrae
How Kids Are Making a Difference
Severn and the Day She Silenced the World
How kids are changing the world
Cette maison est hantée
Cette maison est hantée
How kids are saving the planet
True Stories of Young Activists