Ever wondered what life was like atop a lighthouse? Sophie Blackhall has woven a lovely story pairing the ins and outs charged to a lighthouse keeper with a narrative of his personal life over time in Hello Lighthouse. Blackhall’s attention to detail is captivating, making a lighthouse’s daily routines anything but cumbersome, as she details changing rhythms and patterns with finesse and intrigue.
We follow the lighthouse keeper and his wife through as they bear witness to dense fog, ruby red skies, turbulent storms, all the while standing strong as a beacon of light and hope to those marooned at sea.
And to top it off, the illustrations are pure magic. I loved just pouring over the affectionate details given to each page.