Lighthouse Girl

Lighthouse Girl

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Description

Based on the true story of Fay Howe, this gentle tale brings to life the hardships of those left at home during the war-waiting, wondering, hoping.

Fay lives alone with her father on bleak, windswept Breaksea Island, but her isolated life takes a dramatic turn with the outbreak of World War I.

Fay collects the messages of lonely soldiers heading to the frontline. She is their last hope of getting messages telegraphed back home.

Drawing on fascinating archival material, and interweaving fact with fiction, award-winning author Dianne Wolfer deftly recreates this period in Australian history from the perspective of a young girl.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 176 x 220 x 11mm | 415g
  • North Fremantle, Australia
  • English
  • 1921696575
  • 9781921696572
  • 76,561

Review quote

Full of evocative illustrations, sepia photographs, and news clippings, Wolfer's book transports. A great one for early and older readers alike. --Frances Atkinson, arts editor, Sunday Age
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About Dianne Wolfer

Dianne Wolfer (Author)
Dianne Wolfer is an award-winning author. Her book Lighthouse Girl inspired a character in PIAF's The Giants and has recently been adapted into a stage production by Black Swan State Theatre Company. Her picture book Photographs in the Mud (set along the Kokoda Track) is used as an international peace reference and has been published in Japanese; it is also a recommended resource for the National History Curriculum.

Brian Simmonds (Illustrator)
Brian Simmonds has a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from Curtin University. He has exhibited his work many times and won numerous prizes for drawing, oil painting and mixed media works. His work can be found in many private and public collections in Australia. His books include The River and Rottnest Island.
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Rating details

147 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 31% (46)
4 34% (50)
3 25% (37)
2 5% (7)
1 5% (7)
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