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My Lighthouse

A Story of Finding Your Way Home

Illustrated by Lee Wildish
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Hardcover (Paper-over-Board, no jacket)
$14.99 US
8.8"W x 11.2"H x 0.33"D   | 13 oz | 24 per carton
On sale Jun 18, 2024 | 40 Pages | 978-0-593-58142-1
Age 3-7 years | Preschool - 2
Join a reluctant young lighthouse keeper, his extremely round cat, and his trusty rowboat Rockshore in a whimsical and tender tale of finding adventure, losing your way, and learning to appreciate what you already have.

Fynn has always lived in a lighthouse—just like his father, and his father, and his father before him. His dad insists that living in a round house with a big lightbulb on top is special, but Fynn doesn't see how. All he knows is that it's weird—and often inconvenient.

Exasperated by trying to fit all his favorite things in a round house and tired of being so different from everyone else, Fynn runs away from his lighthouse, seeking adventure on the sea. But when the winds and waves rise and things get very, very dark, Fynn finds that the light he needs most is the one that he's known all his life. Inspired by Rend Collective’s hit song of the same name and paired with whimsical illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustrator Lee Wildish, this is a tale families will return to again and again.
Ali Gilkeson is a performer, author, and speaker. She has traveled the world playing music and sharing stories with the band Rend Collective. She is a mother of three kids, raising them all on the road since six weeks of age. Ali grew up in Northern Ireland in a time of conflict and uncertainty, a childhood spent always looking over her shoulder but also learning to laugh in the middle of the chaos. Gifted as a communicator, she started traveling around Ireland as a speaker in her early twenties, taking any chance she could to encourage and embolden the young people she met. After meeting her now-husband, Gareth, and knowing she wanted to marry him just two minutes into the conversation, she joined Rend Collective and has been touring the world ever since.

Lee Wildish has been interested in illustration and art from a young age. As soon as he left university he started as a graphic designer for an advertising agency before venturing into greeting cards, and then illustrating for children’s books. Nature and people are the biggest influence in his work and he tries to get as much character and expression as possible into each piece.
This is a story about a house. 

As you may or may not know, there are many
different types of houses in this world:

This, however, is the story of a lighthouse.

No, not a light house. 

Or a light house. 

But a lighthouse. 

The one with a light
near the sea.

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Join a reluctant young lighthouse keeper, his extremely round cat, and his trusty rowboat Rockshore in a whimsical and tender tale of finding adventure, losing your way, and learning to appreciate what you already have.

Fynn has always lived in a lighthouse—just like his father, and his father, and his father before him. His dad insists that living in a round house with a big lightbulb on top is special, but Fynn doesn't see how. All he knows is that it's weird—and often inconvenient.

Exasperated by trying to fit all his favorite things in a round house and tired of being so different from everyone else, Fynn runs away from his lighthouse, seeking adventure on the sea. But when the winds and waves rise and things get very, very dark, Fynn finds that the light he needs most is the one that he's known all his life. Inspired by Rend Collective’s hit song of the same name and paired with whimsical illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustrator Lee Wildish, this is a tale families will return to again and again.

Author

Ali Gilkeson is a performer, author, and speaker. She has traveled the world playing music and sharing stories with the band Rend Collective. She is a mother of three kids, raising them all on the road since six weeks of age. Ali grew up in Northern Ireland in a time of conflict and uncertainty, a childhood spent always looking over her shoulder but also learning to laugh in the middle of the chaos. Gifted as a communicator, she started traveling around Ireland as a speaker in her early twenties, taking any chance she could to encourage and embolden the young people she met. After meeting her now-husband, Gareth, and knowing she wanted to marry him just two minutes into the conversation, she joined Rend Collective and has been touring the world ever since.

Lee Wildish has been interested in illustration and art from a young age. As soon as he left university he started as a graphic designer for an advertising agency before venturing into greeting cards, and then illustrating for children’s books. Nature and people are the biggest influence in his work and he tries to get as much character and expression as possible into each piece.

Excerpt

This is a story about a house. 

As you may or may not know, there are many
different types of houses in this world:

This, however, is the story of a lighthouse.

No, not a light house. 

Or a light house. 

But a lighthouse. 

The one with a light
near the sea.