Sophie Blackall is the illustrator of many picture books, included Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear - winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal. She lives with her family in New York, but keeps an eye on lighthouses for sale, just in case.
I will be surprised if a more exquisite picture book is published
this year ... her illustrations evoke American folk art, early
Renaissance painting and traditional Japanese seascapes, but in a
synthesis all her own. * New York Times *
Painted with the featherlight touch that distinguishes Caldecott Medalist Blackall's work, this graceful account of a lighthouse keeper's life celebrates a lost era ... A jewel of a creation and a gift to those who dream of retreat. * Publishers Weekly *