Lightship

with audio recording

Illustrated by Brian Floca
LIST PRICE £5.99

About The Book

You may never have heard of a lightship.

Once, lightships anchored on waters across America, on the oceans and in the Great Lakes, floating where lighthouses could not be built. Smaller than most ships, but more steadfast, too, they held their spots, through calm and storm, to guide sailors toward safe waters.

In these pages one lightship and her crew (and cat) again hold their place. The crew goes again from bow to stern, from keel to mast, to run their engines, shine their lights, and sound their horns.

They run the small ship that guides the large ships. They are the crew (and cat) that work to make the ocean safe, that hold their place, so other ships can sail.

Come aboard!

About The Author

Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of Locomotive, winner of the 2013 Caldecott Medal; Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Lightship, also a Sibert Honor Book; and Racecar Alphabet, an ALA Notable Children’s Book. He has illustrated Avi’s Poppy Stories, Kate Messner’s Marty McGuire novels, and Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan’s Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring, a Sibert Honor Book and winner of the Orbis Pictus Award. You can visit him online at BrianFloca.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (November 2013)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481409872
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 7
  • Lexile ® AD600L

Awards and Honors

  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • Booklist Editors' Choice
  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
  • ALA Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book
  • Buckaroo Book Award Master List (WY)

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