Praise for the original hardcover edition:
"Told in the age-old rhythmic style of folklore, this story of modern times is unusually successful."--Saturday Review
"Magnificent drawings . . . drawn with real understanding of childhood."--The New York Times
"[A] well-loved story."--Publishers Weekly
About the Author
HILDEGARDE H. SWIFT (1890-1977) wrote several books for children. Best known for The Railroad to Freedom, which was cited for a Newbery Honor, Ms. Swift spent her life recording the lives of heroic Americans. The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge is her most popular picture book.
LYND WARD (1905-1985) illustrated more than two hundred books for children and adults throughout his prolific career. Winner of the Caldecott Medal for his watercolors in The Biggest Bear, Mr. Ward was also famous for his wood engravings, which are featured in museum collections throughout the United States and abroad.