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y Lighthouse Girl single work   picture book   young adult  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Lighthouse Girl
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'Based on the true story of Fay Howe, this gentle tale brings to life the hardships of those left at home during wartime. Drawing on fascinating archival material, and interweaving fact with fiction ... Dianne Wolfer and ... Brian Simmonds deftly recreate this period in Australian history from the perspective of a young girl.'

Fremantle Press website, www.fremantlepress.com.au (Sighted 23/02/2009)

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Adaptations

The Lighthouse Girl Hellie Turner , 2017 single work drama war literature

'A courageous story that inspired the roaming spectacular of The Giants.

Fay, a sweet young girl, lives an isolated life with her lighthouse keeper father on the bleak, windswept Breaksea Island in the Great Southern region of WA. With the outbreak of war in 1914, Fay finds purpose in transcribing Morse code messages from soldiers stationed off shore, becoming their last hope of getting messages to their loved ones before heading to the front line. On the other side of the country in rural Victoria, Charlie and his best mate Jim abandon the outback for the excitement and adventure of seeing the world. As soldiers in the Light Horse Brigade, they quickly discover the brutal realities of life on the frontline.


'This gentle play entwines the lives of Fay and Charlie and brings to life the stories of those left at home during the war waiting, wondering, hoping… and the struggles of the young men who valiantly enlisted to help defend their country. Based on Albany author Dianne Wolfer’s wonderful novels Lighthouse Girl and Light Horse Boy, this evocatively written play embodies a powerful and truthful sense of a pivotal time in Australia’s development as a nation.' (Publication summary)

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2009 .
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      Extent: 120p.
      Edition info: 1st ed.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9781921361531 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

Review : Lighthouse Girl 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , April 2015;

— Review of Lighthouse Girl Dianne Wolfer 2009 single work picture book
Graphic Novels for Different Ages and Stages Deborah McPherson , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 45 no. 2 2010; (p. 77-78)
Love, Loss and Friendships Margaret Bromley , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 February 2010; (p. 18)

— Review of Lighthouse Girl Dianne Wolfer 2009 single work picture book ; Matty Forever Elizabeth Fensham 2009 single work children's fiction
Untitled Pam Harvey , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 53 no. 2 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of Lighthouse Girl Dianne Wolfer 2009 single work picture book
Untitled Bill Cuthbert , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 23 no. 1 2009; (p. 52)

— Review of Lighthouse Girl Dianne Wolfer 2009 single work picture book
Under Age Frances Atkinson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 22 February 2009; (p. 25)

— Review of Lighthouse Girl Dianne Wolfer 2009 single work picture book
On My Bedside Table Kris Williams , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 13 March 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of Speaking from the Heart : Stories of Life, Family and Country 2007 anthology life story poetry ; Lighthouse Girl Dianne Wolfer 2009 single work picture book ; First Page 2008 anthology
Untitled Melinda Bilbey , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 88 no. 6 2009; (p. 21)

— Review of Lighthouse Girl Dianne Wolfer 2009 single work picture book
[Untitled] Moira Robinson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 24 no. 1 2009; (p. 37)

— Review of Lighthouse Girl Dianne Wolfer 2009 single work picture book
Untitled Julie Thorndyke , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: InCite , May vol. 30 no. 5 2009; (p. 30)

— Review of Lighthouse Girl Dianne Wolfer 2009 single work picture book
Graphic Novels for Different Ages and Stages Deborah McPherson , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 45 no. 2 2010; (p. 77-78)
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