Peppe the Lamplighter

Title

Peppe the Lamplighter

Authors

Elisa Bartone

Illustrator

Ted Lewin

Publisher

Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Book

Publication Year

1993

ISBN

9780688102685

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

AD570L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Single parent; Family member death; Poverty; Immigrants and refugees; single father; death of a mother; living in poverty; financial hardship; immigrant family; immigrant father; immigrant children

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White (Italian)

Family Formation

single father

Awards

Randolph Caldecott Medal, 1994, Honor Book
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 1993
Notable Children's Books, 1994 Younger Reader

Keywords

Italy; pride; shame; dreams; sisters; light; dark; streets; America; street lamps

Diversity Impact

direct

Peppe the Lamplighter

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