Katherine's Story (The Girls of Lighthouse Lane, Book 1)

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9780060543433: Katherine's Story (The Girls of Lighthouse Lane, Book 1)

Sometimes a dream
Can turn into a journey . . .

Katherine Williams has dreamed of going to art school her entire life. Her family can't afford to send her, but her father promises to pay half her tuition if she can earn the rest of the money. Kat agrees -- her dream is going to come true! But when her father breaks his promise, she is devastated -- and more determined than ever to get to art school in Boston . . . even if she has to run away.

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Thomas Kinkade is America's most collected living artist, a painter-communicator whose tranquil light-infused art brings hope and joy to millions. His work affirms the basic values of family, faith in God, and the harmonious beauty of nature.



Erika Tamar is the award-winning author of nineteen books for children, including The Junkyard Dog, winner of the California Young Reader Medal and the Virginia Young Readers Award, and The Midnight Train Home, winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for best juvenile fiction.

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Grade 4-6-A solidly commercial work, the first in a new line that will feature stories ostensibly around the subjects of Thomas Kinkade's paintings. Resourceful and determined Kat, 12, will let nothing stand in her way of becoming an artist, even if few early-20th-century women have achieved such recognition. Given the opportunity to study at an elite school in Boston, she soon finds a means to earn her share of the tuition. When her father is unable to come up with his promised share, the girl is disappointed but undaunted. In an effort to see the headmaster and convince him to admit her anyway, Kat stows away on a ship that sinks. When everyone is rescued, she comes to appreciate her family and her life in Cape Light and decides to stay put until she is mature enough to live independently. The novel is steeped in the cozy and traditional values observed in the works of the popular "Painter of Light." Discriminating readers may catch some stereotypical elements in this story and find it somewhat unsatisfying as a result. Children who are simply looking for a good read should find much to enjoy.-Catherine Ensley, Latah County Free Library District, Moscow, ID
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