Peppe the Lamplighter (Paperback)
Peppe becomes a lamplighter to help support his immigrant family in turn-of-the-century New York City, despite his papa's disapproval. But when Peppe's job helps save his little sister, he earns the respect of his entire family.
About the Author
Ted Lewin grew up in an old frame house in Buffalo, NY with two brothers, one sister, two parents, a lion, an iguana, a chimpanzee, some monkeys, and an assortment of more conventional pets.
Ted has garnered many awards including a silver medal and The Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators and a Caldecott Honor for "Peppe, The Lamplighter" by Elisa Bartone.
The Lewins live in Brooklyn, New York in a hundred and twenty year old brownstone near Pratt Institute where they first met.