Praise for the original hardcover edition:
"Told in the age-old rhythmic style of folklore, this story of modern times is unusually successful."--Saturday Review
"Magnificent drawings . . . drawn with real understanding of childhood."--The New York Times
"[A] well-loved story."--Publishers Weekly
HILDEGARDE H. SWIFT (1890-1977) wrote several books for children. Best known for The Railroad to Freedom, which was cited for a Newbery Honor, Ms. Swift spent her life recording the lives of heroic Americans. The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge is her most popular picture book.
LYND WARD (1905-1985) illustrated more than two hundred books for children and adults throughout his prolific career. Winner of the Caldecott Medal for his watercolors in The Biggest Bear, Mr. Ward was also famous for his wood engravings, which are featured in museum collections throughout the United States and abroad.
Thank you for carrying this book. I gave this book to a lady in our organization, who also looks after her Grandchildren. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2003 by "catherine4117"
again. That's right. For all of you, like me, who loved this book as a child, the story you can share with your children is now even more wonderful. Read morePublished on Sept. 18 2002
This is one of the books that I remember vividly from my early childhood.
It came with a 45rpm record that you could read along with, but I've never been able to find a CD or... Read more
This was one of my favorite stories as a child. Recently my group at work passed the lighthouse on a boat trip. I was still able to tell the story almost word for word. Read morePublished on Dec 8 2000
As a child in The Bronx, we visited the Little Red Lighthouse and this story paints a great picture of progress and the way it affects our lives. Read morePublished on March 24 1999
There is nothing better than sharing a piece of your childhood with your children. This book, with its sounds and style, has been my favorite since I was two, and now is a... Read morePublished on Aug. 20 1998
In my youth, I borrowed this book from the library so many times that my parents finally bought it for me. Read morePublished on Oct. 2 1997
This is one of the fondest books of my childhood -- along with _Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel_. Read morePublished on June 8 1997