A Story of Remembrance

Book - 2003
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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.

Publisher: Toronto : North Winds Press, c2003
ISBN: 9780439974585
Branch Call Number: E MUN
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,27cm
Additional Contributors: Wilson, Janet 1952-


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Oct 06, 2017

A lovely touching story. Very different from "traditional' Munsch style, as well as the illustration.

VaughanPLSarahN May 27, 2017

Sometimes Munsch's books are overwhelmingly silly... and then he does something like this. There is a lot going on under the surface of this brief, sentimental story of a father and daughter re-enacting the night time lighthouse visits the father used to take with his recently deceased father.
Be prepared to get something in your eye.

Mar 29, 2015

Lovely story , very touching.

Jun 14, 2013

that book is great they talk about the
lighthouse adventure and it beautiful.

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