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A Story of Remembrance

by Robert Munsch
illustrated by Janet Wilson

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list price: $19.99
also available: Paperback
published: 2003
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice
  • Short-listed, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award
  • Commended, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Gold Award
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A moving story of love and remembrance — for anyone who has ever lost a loved one.


Young Sarah can't sleep following her grandpa's funeral, so she wakes up her dad in the middle of the night. He agrees to take her where Grandpa used to take him as a boy — the lighthouse. On the way there, Sarah and her dad drink coffee and eat donuts — just as Grandpa would have liked. When they climb to the top of the lighthouse, Sarah throws a flower out to sea in her grandpa's memory.Inspired after a reading in Antigonish, when a little girl gave Robert Munsch a drawing of a lighthouse at night with a car driving up to it, Lighthouse is a tender story about honouring those who have passed and keeping their memory alive. Janet Wilson's detailed and dramatic illustrations add a warm and gentle touch to a sensitive topic.


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Editorial Review


Praise for Lighthouse:

"Lighthouse begs to be compared to Munsch's classic best-seller and a personal favourite, Love You Forever." — CM Magazine


  • Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2004.
  • Winner, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award Gold Award, 2003.
  • Finalist, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, 2004.
  • Ruth Schwartz Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, 2004.
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Robert Munsch

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Janet Wilson

Janet Wilson is an award-winning artist and a published author, holding over 50 publishing copyrights in the children's literature field. Her awards include Best Illustrated Book in the United States in 2004 for Jasper's Day, Canadian Information Book of the Year for her artwork in In Flanders Fields, and she is the first non-native artist to be awarded the Native Reading Week Award for her illustrations in Solomon's Tree. Janet is a career artist known for her fine art commissioned portraits and still life paintings. For more information, visit www.janetwilson.ca.


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