If you loved the award-winning Lighthouse Girl and Light Horse Boy, you will also love In the Lamplight, with its combination of evocative charcoal drawings, archival materials and Australian history.
Published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, In the Lamplight is the story of Rose, a young English girl turned nurse who cares for and falls in love with Jim, the Light Horse Boy.
On the long journey back to Australia they experience the appalling loss of life in the Spanish influenza epidemic, only to face more challenges upon repatriation.
About the Author
Dianne Wolfer is an award-winning author. Her book Lighthouse Girl inspired a character in PIAF's The Giants and has recently been adapted into a stage production by Black Swan State Theatre Company. Her picture book Photographs in the Mud (set along the Kokoda Track) is used as an international peace reference and has been published in Japanese; it is also a recommended resource for the National History Curriculum.
Brian Simmonds has a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from Curtin University. He has exhibited his work many times and won numerous prizes for drawing, oil painting and mixed media works. His work can be found in many private and public collections in Australia. His books include The River and Rottnest Island.
Series: Lighthouse Girl
For Ages: 11+ years old
For Grades: 6+
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 2nd April 2018
Publisher: Fremantle Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 18.1 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.55