KEEP THE LIGHT BURNING
By Cori Mordaunt
Will Lindsay, son of the Point Clark lightkeeper, is nearly thirteen—old enough to put down hay, drive the old horse for the school-day run, and catch wild turkeys with his friend Angus. When his father must leave for town, Will takes responsibility for the light. He has practised in the lantern room during calm weather, but a hurricane-force wind is blowing. Ice clouds the windows through which the beacon must shine to aid ships in danger on Lake Huron. Cori Mordaunt vividly portrays realities of The great storm of 1913 as Will struggles to Keep the Light Burning.
156 pages C$15.00 retail in Canada ISBN 1-978-896922-72-0
Created by experienced teacher Craig Campbell, the Student Activity Guide for Keep the Light Burning includes background information, working pages, and suggestions for guided or independent study.
The novel explores themes of responsibility, family, friendship, bullying and loss set amid the very real Great Storm of 1913, when nearly 300 lives were lost as large, cargo-carrying lake freighters foundered in waves up to 35 feet high. Suitable for ages 11-up, Grades 6-9, and students with differing needs and interests.
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