The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge (Paperback)
Lighthouses have guided sailors, adventurers, and dreamers throughout the world for centuries. And a very important lighthouse stands tucked beneath the great gray span of the George Washington Bridge on the Hudson River. This timeless and thoroughly charming story reveals how the proud little red lighthouse learned that even though it was very small, it was still mighty.
"Told in the age-old rhythmic style of folklore, this story of modern times is unusually successful."--Saturday Review
About the Author
HILDEGARD HOYT SWIFT (1890-1977) wrote several books for children. Best known for "The Railroad to Freedom," which was cited for a Newbery Honor in 1933, Ms. Swift spent her life recording the lives of heroic Americans on paper. "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 life. Winner of the Caldecott Medal in 1952, for illustrating "The Biggest Bear," Mr. Ward created works that now can be seen in many museum collections throughout the United Staes and abroad.
"There is just enough humanizing in the pictures--the intimation of a face on the tower, fog forming a grasping hand--to maintain the human spirit of the story and lead to its message: 'Each to his own place, little brother.' " --New York Herald Tribune
"Such a picture-story book as Mrs. Swift and Mr. Ward have made between them will not only be deeply enjoyed by boys and girls ... but will help to cultivate in them the seeing eye, and make them sensitive to the beauty which they can so easily find around them." --The New York Times