The Light Keeper-ebook

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If the flick of a switch can bring light, what other miracles might be possible?

Shmuel is eager to help support his poor family, but no one in town is interested in hiring a ten-year-old boy. One day, the village installs new electric lamps, bringing light to their square and dazzling away the dark. Until a lamp breaks during a storm—and Shmuel is the only one who can fix it. Will Shmuel be able to conquer his fear of heights and bring light back to his town?

A gentle tale of bravery, empowerment and community, and the thrill of transformation.

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Publication Date: October 1, 2024

Reading Age: 6 - 8

Product Format: E-book – EPUB

Pages: 32

ISBN: 978-1-77260-397-2

Karen Levine

About the Author

Karen Levine

Karen Levine is a prizewinning producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Radio. Karen has won awards for her radio work, including two Peabody Awards - the Oscars of radio. She originally produced Hana’s Suitcase as a radio documentary before making it into a book. Though she travels widely to talk about the book, she makes her home in Toronto with her partner and her son.
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About the Author

Sheila Baslaw

Sheila Baslaw began writing children’s stories after a career in social work. Intrigued by the stories her parents told about growing up in a shtetl, she imagined life as a Jewish child in Russia in the early 1900s. Sheila, now in her 90s, lives in Ottawa and enjoys reading and studying.

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Alice Priestley

About the Illustrator

Alice Priestley

Alice Priestley is a Toronto based illustrator and web designer. She has created artwork for more than a dozen picture books, including The Light Keeper, Mom Marries Mum!, and Lights for Gita, as well as for textbooks, anthologies, and even some of her website projects.
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