Miss Colfax's Light

Miss Colfax's Light

Book - 2016
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"In 1861, at the age of 37, Harriet Colfax became the lighthouse keeper for the Michigan City Lighthouse off Lake Michigan. For 43 years, until the age of 80, Harriet kept her light burning, through storms, harsh winters, and changes in technology. This true story includes excerpts from her actual log."--Provided by the publisher.
Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, [2016]
ISBN: 9781585369553
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Ewen, Eileen Ryan - Illustrator

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marthabwaters
Aug 18, 2016

This is a beautifully illustrated picture book biography of a pioneering female lighthouse keeper. The text is informative, though I would have liked it if the author's note at the end explained a bit more for readers, but the real strength here is the artwork, which is lovely. A good choice for people looking for biographies for children featuring women in history working in male-dominated fields.

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