Hello lighthouse / Sophie Blackall.

By: Blackall, Sophie [author,, illustrator.]Material type: TextTextEdition: First editionDescription: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780316362382; 0316362387; 9780780409255; 0780409256Subject(s): Lighthouses -- Juvenile fiction | Children's stories | Lighthouse keepers -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | Lighthouses -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION -- Art & Architecture | JUVENILE FICTION -- Family -- Parents | JUVENILE FICTION -- Family -- Siblings | Children's stories | Families | Lighthouse keepers | Lighthouses | Lighthouses -- FictionGenre/Form: Picture books for children. | Easy. | Fiction. | Historical fiction. | Juvenile works. | Picture books. | Historical fiction. | Historical fiction. | Picture books. | Picture books for children.DDC classification: 813/.6 LOC classification: PZ7.B5319 | Hel 2018Other classification: JUV003000 | JUV073000 | JUV013060 | JUV013070 Awards: ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019 | Caldecott Medal, 2019 | Chicago Public Library Best Picture Books, 2018 | Horn Book Fanfare List, 2018 | Kirkus Prize Nominee for Young Readers' Literature, 2018 | New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Books: Picture Books, 2018 | Publisher's Weekly Best Picture Book, 2018 | School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018 | Robin Smith Picture Book Prize, 2019Summary: "Explores the life of one lighthouse as it beams its message out to sea through shifting seasons, changeable weather, and the tenure of its final keeper."--Summary: On the highest rock of a tiny island at the edge of the world stands a lighthouse. From dusk to dawn, the lighthouse beams. Hello! ... Hello! ... Hello! Sending its light out to sea, guiding the ships on their way. Outside, the wind blows, the fog rolls in, and icebergs drift by. Inside, a keeper writes, a surprise arrives, and change is on the horizon ... From celebrated Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall, here is a luminous tribute to a steadfast lighthouse and its reassuring light. -- From dust jacket.
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"Explores the life of one lighthouse as it beams its message out to sea through shifting seasons, changeable weather, and the tenure of its final keeper."--

On the highest rock of a tiny island at the edge of the world stands a lighthouse. From dusk to dawn, the lighthouse beams. Hello! ... Hello! ... Hello! Sending its light out to sea, guiding the ships on their way. Outside, the wind blows, the fog rolls in, and icebergs drift by. Inside, a keeper writes, a surprise arrives, and change is on the horizon ... From celebrated Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall, here is a luminous tribute to a steadfast lighthouse and its reassuring light. -- From dust jacket.

Elementary Grade.

AD510L Lexile

Structure indicator: 80 (high) Syntactic indicator: 70 (medium) Semantic indicator; 90 (high) Decoding indicator: 80 (high) Lexile.

ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019

Caldecott Medal, 2019

Chicago Public Library Best Picture Books, 2018

Horn Book Fanfare List, 2018

Kirkus Prize Nominee for Young Readers' Literature, 2018

New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Books: Picture Books, 2018

Publisher's Weekly Best Picture Book, 2018

School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018

Robin Smith Picture Book Prize, 2019

Reviews provided by Syndetics

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-On the highest rock of a tiny island at the edge of the world stands a lighthouse. Every day and every night, the lighthouse guides the way for passing ships, as its keeper tends to the light and writes in his guidebook. Over time, the lighthouse becomes a constant fixture in the middle of the sea as endless waves, ships, winds, whales, fish, storms, and keepers come and go. Here, Blackall tells the story of a lighthouse and its keeper, and how they both serve the sea. In the end, a machine is able to tend the light and the keeper must move on. But he will be forever connected to his lighthouse. The keeper's own light across the bay shines back at the lighthouse, saying "hello!" Gorgeous and appealing illustrations done in Chinese ink and watercolor make readers feel as though they are inside the lighthouse along with the keeper, surrounded by the beauty and drama of the ever-changing sea. A spread full of information about lighthouses for those who seek further knowledge is appended. VERDICT A lovely picture book, recommended for all libraries. A delightful bedtime read perfect for one on one sharing.-Elizabeth Blake, Brooklyn Public Library © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Sophie Blackall was born in 1970 and grew up in Australia. She received a Bachelor of Design in Sydney in 1992 with honors. She spent the following few years painting robotic characters for theme parks, providing the hands for a DIY television show, and writing a household hints column. She also had many exhibitions of paintings in galleries in Sydney and Melbourne.

She moved to New York City in 2000. Her editorial illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Architectural Digest, Town and Country, Vogue, and Gourmet. She has illustrated over thirty books for children including Ruby's Wish, Meet Wild Boars, Pecan Pie Baby, Big Red Lollipop, and the Ivy and Bean series. She won the 2016 Randolph Caldecott Medal for the Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear and the 2019 Randolph Caldecott Medal for Hello Lighthouse. Her first book for adults was entitled Missed Connections: Love, Lost and Found.

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