"Author and artist Paul Giambarba
brilliantly captures the essence of a now lost profession, that
of lighthouse keeper. The keeper's family shared the many duties
of this often lonely life which could also be dangerous because
they sometimes rescued shipwrecked sailors. Young readers will
treasure this lovingly illustrated book that brings to life an
essential slice of Cape Cod history."
-- Admont G. Clark, Captain USCGR (retired), author of Lighthouses
of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantuckett and Sea
Stories of Cape Cod and the Islands.
"Back in bookstores this summer, 31 years after it was first
published [Atlantic/Little, Brown] is Paul Giambarba's delightful
children's book Cape Cod Light: The Lighthouse at Dangerfield....Cape
Cod Light concludes with the poignant tale of the 1852 wreck
of the English ship Josepha on the Truro bars. Only two
men survived, and they were taken back to Highland Light to be
nursed back to health. One of the survivors went on to command
an American packet that regularly passed the Cape Cod lighthouse
along its transatlantic journeys. As a sign of respect and thanks,
the captain always ordered the vessel's flag lowered when he
passed the lighthouse [above].
Today's children of the 21st century can learn a lesson from
this 19th century tale of thankfulness and respect. And Mr. Giambarba's
Cape Cod Light would make a very nice addition indeed
to any young child's reading list."
-- Jack Sheedy, Book Review, The Barnstable Patriot,
August 24, 2000
This book is adapted from the 1969 book
by Paul Giambarba entitled The Lighthouse at Dangerfield, published
by Little, Brown and Company in association with the Atlantic
Monthly Press. It is 11 x 8.5 inches in size, 32 pages plus cover
with 30 full-color illustrations by the author.
ISBN 0-96538283-3-3. Published by On
Cape Publications, P.O. Box 218, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675 Cover
price: $9.95. plus shipping and sales tax where applicable. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Sold at all major book stores on Cape
© Paul Giambarba