The Lighthouse by Robert Munsch
|April 26, 2010||Posted by Milagros Sanchez under Canadian, Children's Lit|
As usual Robert Munsch has written yet another must read for children. The story has a strong, touching message about a little girl mourning for her grandfather. In its pages, the book contains many emotions like love, sadness, wonder, happiness, curiosity, and remembrance. This book is something for both kids and adults to enjoy. With the book’s small font, it would be a book most likely read to young children. While the books message may be difficult for young children to comprehend, the story itself shows an adventure which young children will love.
From the publisher’s site:
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 — to the lighthouse. On the way there, Sarah and her dad drink coffee and eat donuts — just as Grandpa would have liked. When they climb up to the top of the lighthouse, Sarah throws a flower out to sea in her grandpa’s memory. Robert Munsch has crafted a heart-warming, tender story about honouring those who have passed and keeping their memory alive.
Miliagros Sanchez is a high-school student in Prince Edward Island.