Written by Janet Barkhouse, Published by Formac Publishing
Another historical fiction picture book, Keeper of the Light tells the story of an eleven year old girl in the 1920s who works with The Mosher family tending a lighthouse on a Nova Scotian island. The story is based on the real experiences of young girls and boys who worked at lighthouses in the early 1900s. A beautifully written story full of atmosphere, weather, and tenderness. When I read the manuscript, I immediately thought of Winslow Homer, whose depictions of sea, sky and light were a huge inspiration. Launches October 1, 2016.