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The Abandoned Lighthouse

by Albert Lamb, illustrated by David McPhail

Roaring Brook Press

A captivating daydream of a tale from illustrator David McPhail who has spent a career bringing childhood whimsy to life. What happens when a bear, a boy, and a dog get into a boat? This charming adventure story takes a simple premise and carries it to its logical and imaginative conclusion. Told in a direct manner with whimsical illustrations from David McPhail, this picture book gem is the stuff dreams are made of.

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Praise for The Abandoned Lighthouse

“McPhail’s line-and-watercolor illustrations dramatically capture both the landscape and the dreamscape of the story: lofty clouds, white-capped waves, and the undulations of the sea offer the suggestion of something ethereal while at the same time grounding the story in its literal seaside setting.” --BCCB

“‘The Abandoned Lighthouse’ written by Albert Lamb and wonderfully illustrated by David McPhail, offers vicarious adventure for readers” –The Wall Street Journal

“McPhail’s line-and-watercolor illustrations dramatically capture both the landscape and the dreamscape of the story: lofty clouds, white-capped waves, and the undulations of the sea offer the suggestion of something ethereal while at the same time grounding the story in its literal seaside setting.” –Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“McPhail’s pen-and-ink drawings . . .are a perfect match for Lamb’s spare narrative.” –School Library Journal

“Imaginative and mysterious, this quietly told tale is pleasing in its simplicity and its childlike sense of adventure.” –Booklist

“The accessible sentences, early-reader trim size, and slightly mysterious setting and adventure are just right for newly independent readers.” –Publishers Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • by Albert Lamb, illustrated by David McPhail

  • ALBERT LAMB is a cartoonist, writer, and musician living in England. DAVID MCPHAIL published his first children's book, The Bear's Toothache, in 1972. Since then, he has written and/or illustrated more than fifty books including No!, published by Roaring Brook Press. He lives in New Hampshire.

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Available Formats and Book Details

The Abandoned Lighthouse

by Albert Lamb, illustrated by David McPhail

  • Hardcover

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FROM THE PUBLISHER

Roaring Brook Press

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