Title: Laddie of the Light
Publisher: Black River Trading Co, Oxford, Michigan
Publication Date: 1997
Illustrator: Jon Buechel
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition
Cloth (hardcover) in mylar protected dust-jacket. 43 pages; color illustrations. "The story of a young girl coming to terms with her parent's divorce during a summer spent with her grandfather at his cottage on the Great Lakes. While there, she meets a special dog and in an engaging story within the story learns the legend of Laddie of the Light." This unique copy SIGNED by both the author and the illustrator. A clean, tight copy in as new condition. Bookseller Inventory # 002674
Synopsis: The book is a coming of age story of a girl named Jesse who spends the summer at her grandfather's cottage on one of the Great Lakes. as her parents work through some marital problems. A chance encounter with a friendly little dog in the woods leads to her grandfather, in a magical story within the story, relating the legend of a plucky Cairn Terrier washed ashore in a ferocious Great Lakes storm in the 1800s. Rescued by the lighthouse keeper's daughter, Laddie proves himself an asset to the light saving crew and a loyal friend to the little girl who loved him. Could Jesse's encounter with the friendly dog in the woods be the legendary Laddie?
From the Publisher: This beautifully illustrated story with the Great Lakes and a lighthouse as the backdrop, includes accurate historical references and a poignant story. It is the second collaboration of the author and illustrator. The author is a widely respected, award-winning journalist. The illustrator was an award-winning fashion illustrator and beloved cartoonist for the Detroit Free Press for 43 years.
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