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Children's books by Brenda Z. Guiberson
Children's books by Brenda Z. Guiberson
Lighthouses: Watchers at Sea Lighthouses: Watchers at Sea
Written and Illustrated by Brenda Z. Guiberson
Henry Holt, 1995

"The people who took care of all these lighthouses were called keepers. They spent many hours tending the lantern, all night long and through every crashing, dashing storm. It was dangerous and fascinating work, living alone so close to the beauty and power of the sea."
As early as 280 B.C., the Eyptian lighthouse known as the Pharos stood guard over the Mediterranean. Since then, a single lighthouse has often been the sole source of assistance to storm-blown travelers on the high seas. Against impossible odds, lighthouse architects and keepers have risked their lives in the creation and maintenance of these awesome structures.

In an engaging narrative, Brenda Guiberson recounts the fascinating history of lighthouses--from the struggle to build invincible towers, through the heroic rescues of lost ships and drowned sailors, to the haunted tales surrounding these isolated structures. Although few lighthouses are still on active duty, the author connects young readers with the magic and lore of these watchers at sea.


Lighthouses may be built to repel, but they're awfully enticing, and Guiberson gives them their full glory.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

This is science storytelling for a "dark and stormy night."--Booklist

Fascinating and readable narrative.--School Library Journal