Review: Lighthouse Girl

Lighthouse GirlLighthouse Girl by Dianne Wolfer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The compelling story of a young girl’s lonely existence on a small island, ‘Lighthouse Girl’ is based on a true story.

Fay lives with her father and one other lightkeeper on Breaksea Island. Her mother is dead, as are a number of her siblings. Life is harsh, but Fay is an optimistic young lady, and makes the best of her life. There is great excitement when war breaks out, but the reality of the situation becomes clear as news from the front filters back to Australia. Brian Simmonds beautiful illustrations are interspersed with photographs and newspaper clippings of the times, creating an authentic feeling of time and place.

A beautiful books for all ages.

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