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The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge

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The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde H. Swift.

The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde Swift

From Lighthouses have guided sailors, adventurers, and dreamers throughout the world for centuries. This classic story of the proud little lighthouse that stands on the Manhattan bank of the Hudson River, beneath the George Washington Bridge, is paired for the first time with a beaming night-light, sure to make any room a safe and welcoming harbor. Both charming and timeless, this handsome set will be a bright addition to any home.

Author: Hildegarde Swift

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Illustrator: Lynd Ward

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Online Units and Resources for The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge

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Build the Little Red Lighthouse
1:200 scale paper model of the picturesque little lighthouse at the north end of Manhattan from Build Your Own New York

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Why are we featuring this book?

The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge is a book featured in Five in a Row, a literature-based unit study curriculum. Many families use FIAR for all but the grammar/reading and math, and others use it in conjunction with other resources. Above is information about the author and illustrator, story summaries, and links to lesson plans and websites that are great go-alongs for The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge. Please note that these resources are meant to complement, not replace, the Five in a Row units. The Five in a Row volumes are inexpensive and well worth the investment.

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