Item description for The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde Hoyt Swift & Lynd Ward...
Overview A little lighthouse on the Hudson River regains its pride when it finds out that it is still useful and has an important job to do.
Publishers Description 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.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde Hoyt Swift & Lynd Ward has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1550
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 56
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2003 page 56
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 1020
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Studio: Harcourt Children's Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.29" Width: 7.09" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books
Grade Level Grade School
ISBN 0152045716 ISBN13 9780152045715
Availability 0 units.
More About Hildegarde Hoyt Swift & Lynd Ward
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.
Hildegarde Hoyt Swift was born in 1890 and died in 1977.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge?
The little lighthouse with a big job. Apr 3, 2008
This book is about the old and new working together for the good of all. The lighthouse is so proud that when a big bridge is built is feels to inadequate to do its job. In the end they both have an important place. Recommended for ages 5-7 years.
A treasure Oct 28, 2007
I read this book as a child, and loved watching for the lighthouse as we drove along the HH Parkway. I'm delighted that the original version is back in print.
Great book May 7, 2007
This is beautiful book with a fun story that my almost 4-year-old son really enjoys.
What a great story for little guys and girls Mar 9, 2007
I was given this book by a friend at my shower. My little boy is now 2 1/2 and this book is in the regular rotation of stories. I chose to read this book to my sons class and gave each of them a copy for their libraries. It is a great story about how size doesn't matter and that even the littlest lighthouse has a very important job. Some fo the language is a bit dated, but otherwise, the story is current for today. By the way, we will be touring this little light house under the George Washington Bridge this coming Spring -as testament to its importance, it still stand there today.
The Little Red Lighthose and the Great Gray Bridge Sep 29, 2005
Anyone who loves lighthouses will love this book. I Love the way the author makes the Lighthouse, Bridge, and boats come to life as though they are talking to each other, and how important Lighthouses are to navigation.