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The Resource Lighthouse girl

Lighthouse girl

Label
Lighthouse girl
Title
Lighthouse girl
Statement of responsibility
Dianne Wolfer ; illustrated by Brian Simmonds
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the outbreak of World War I, Fays isolated life on bleak, windswept Breaksea Island takes a dramatic turn. As a lighthouse keepers daughter, Fay knows semaphore and Morse code and responds when the soldiers on the ships signal to her. Soon, the soldiers are semaphoring messages for their loved ones, which Fay then telegraphs on their behalf. Although they never meet, Fay eventually becomes friends with one young soldier who has no family. After the soldiers depart for the battlefields of Egypt and Gallipoli, Fay follows their fortunes and continues her long-distance conversations with them through letters and postcards. Drawing on archival material and interweaving fact with fiction, Fays tale is based on a true story and brings to life the hardships of those left at home during the war
Summary
Fay, whose father is the lighthouse keeper of isolated Breaksea Island, makes friends with some of the soldiers from the combined Australian New Zealand Imperial Forces, and keeps in touch with them after they go off to war
Award
  • Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Books: Information Books
  • Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Books: Older Readers
  • West Australian Young Readers' Book Award (WAYRBA), Picture Book, 2010.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
353946
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolfer, Diane
Dewey number
823.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Simmonds, Brian
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Lighthouses
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Lighthouse girl
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300000768
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781925162431
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Lighthouse girl
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300000768
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781925162431
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      -33.938111 151.237977
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