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Evelyn's Lighthouse Kindle Edition
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In the meantime, however, it appears someone is trying to burn the lighthouse, the keepers' homes, and everything around it. Evelyn wants desperately to figure out who would do such a thing and why. But can a young girl and her brother take on an arsonist? An arsonist who doesn't seem to care if anyone is hurt--or worse--by his or her fires?
The authors' ability to impart some fairly technical information about the Split Rock lighthouse without the reader's eyes glazing over is a definite gift. I learned more about the structure and the huge light than I expected, and I was fascinated by every new detail.
I loved the twists and turns the story took (didn't see a couple of them coming). The resolution was a surprise, but completely believable.
In short, Evelyn's Lighthouse is exactly the kind of book I'd have read with my own daughter when she was a bit younger. The target audience for this story is around ages 8 - 13, but readers of all ages will enjoy meeting Evelyn, her family and friends, and "her" lighthouse.
"Books were important to Evelyn," we are told, "and sometimes when she got wrapped up in one, she would read during lunch, during recess, or if she thought Mrs. Webb wouldn't notice, sometimes she would risk hiding her book in a textbook and she would read as Mrs. Webb droned on during class." When Evelyn finishes the last chapter of Pride and Prejudice, she promptly starts again on chapter one. So this is a great book if you hope to inspire a love of reading in a young person, anywhere from the ages of 8 to 14.
On Christmas, Evelyn's mother gives her daughter a journal bound in dark red with a large "E" printed in gold. Evelyn can barely speak she is so grateful. "Every girl's life is a great story," her mother says quietly. "Now you have a place to tell your story."
Mark Roberts and Patience Clevenger have done a wonderful job telling Evelyn's story. The book is elegantly formatted and tightly edited, with a beautiful cover. It would make an excellent gift for a young reader, and readers of any age will be impressed at the high quality of this book.
- our 8-year old daughter.
Our daughter really enjoyed this book, and her younger sisters will soon be enjoying it also. Here are a couple additional things that we, as parents, appreciate about Evelyn’s Lighthouse:
1. Our daughter loves to read mysteries. However, many mysteries that she wants to read either have boys as the main characters or have themes that are a little too mature for her at this age, namely romance. I really appreciate that Evelyn’s Lighthouse is an intriguing mystery with a strong female main character, but it did not try to add romance into the plot.
2. The book contains no offensive language or euphemisms for curse words.