Lighthouses for Kids (Paperback)

History, Science, and Lore with 21 Activities (For Kids series)

By Katherine L. House

Chicago Review Press, 9781556527203, 128pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2008

List Price: 16.95*
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Description

Bringing to life an era when rivers, lakes, and oceans were the nation’s highways and lighthouses served as traffic signals and maps, this comprehensive reference provides children with an in-depth history of lighthouses and firsthand stories of the challenges faced by lighthouse keepers. Filled with engaging activities such as learning how to tie a bowline knot and building a model lighthouse, this unique book also includes a field guide to U.S. lighthouses, places to visit, a time line, glossary, websites to explore, and a reading list for further study.


About the Author

Katherine L. House is a freelance writer who has contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, FamilyFun magazine, FamilyTree magazine, and the New Jersey Lighthouse Society's newsletter. She has visited more than 100 lighthouses in the U.S. and Canada.


Praise For Lighthouses for Kids: History, Science, and Lore with 21 Activities (For Kids series)

"Through vivid story-telling and pictures on each page, the history of lighthouses comes alive."  —Curious Parents magazine



"Fascinating."  —createreaders.natlib.govt.nz


"Fun for your whole family."  —Newport Life