The Lighthouse Children (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1)

The Lighthouse Children (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1)

by Syd Hoff

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Overview

Sam and Rose live in a lighthouse by the sea. Every day, they feed the hundreds of seagulls that come to visit them––treating the gulls like their own children. But one day a storm destroys the lighthouse, and Sam and Rose must move away. Will their lighthouse children be able to find them? Just right for the beginning reader, this is a Level 1 I Can Read Book that readers will want to return to again and again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064441780
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/31/1996
Series: I Can Read Book 1 Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)
Lexile: 440L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Syd Hoff has given much pleasure to children everywhere as the author and illustrator of numerous children’s books, including the favorite I Can Read books Sammy the Seal, The Horse in Harry’s Room, and the Danny and the Dinosaur books. Born and raised in New York City, he studied at the National Academy of Design. His cartoons were a regular feature in the New Yorker after he sold his first cartoon to that magazine at the age of eighteen. His work also appeared in many other magazines, including Esquire and the Saturday Evening Post, and in a nationally syndicated daily feature.

Syd Hoff has given much pleasure to children everywhere as the author and illustrator of numerous children’s books, including the favorite I Can Read books Sammy the Seal, The Horse in Harry’s Room, and the Danny and the Dinosaur books. Born and raised in New York City, he studied at the National Academy of Design. His cartoons were a regular feature in the New Yorker after he sold his first cartoon to that magazine at the age of eighteen. His work also appeared in many other magazines, including Esquire and the Saturday Evening Post, and in a nationally syndicated daily feature.

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Lighthouse Children 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BookishRuth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sam and Rose live in a lighthouse by the sea. Although the elderly couple has no children, they¿re incredibly devoted to the 100 sea gulls that fly to the lighthouse each day. They feed the gulls and watch out for them as the birds play in the ocean. Every night the sea gulls fly away, but they faithfully return the next morning to see Sam and Rose.When a terrible storm completely destroys the lighthouse, Sam and Rose move inland. They enjoy their new home and new neighbors, but miss their beloved sea gulls. Rose devises a plan to lead the gulls to their new home. Ultimately, they are joyously reunited with their ¿lighthouse children¿. It may be puzzling to an older reader why the couple, who have just lost everything, would leave what little they do have left (their ¿children¿, as they lovingly refer to the sea gulls). While the art is bright and engaging, the lighthouse looks more like a baby¿s bottle than a lighthouse beacon. However, the sweet story, colorful art and rhyming names of the sea gulls (¿Hank, Frank, Molly, and Dolly!¿) in this easy reader will be very inviting to young children.