The Little Red Lighthouse, officially Jeffrey's Hook Light, is a small lighthouse located in Fort Washington Park along the Hudson River in Manhattan, New York City, under the George Washington Bridge. The book was translated into many languages in the early 1970s. It covers night and day, the changing of the seasons and the encroachment of the city on the countryside.
Little House on the Prairie. Author Virginia Lee Burton has stated that "The Little House was based on our own little house which we moved from the street into a field of daisies with apple trees growing around." I read it over and over again as a child but then the book was lost. It was made notable by the 1942 children's book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde Swift, illustrated by Lynd Ward. Beatrice Faust contributed to the Australian edition of The Little Red Schoolbook. Virginia Lee Burton won the Caldecott Medal in 1943 for her memorable picture book The Little House, a poignant story of a cute country cottage that becomes engulfed by the city that grows up around it.The house has an expressive face of windows and doors, and even the feelings of a person, so she’s sad when she’s surrounded by the dirty, noisy city’s hustle and bustle: “ The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge is one of those classics that rings with everlasting truths.
The Little House is a real trip down memory lane for me. This little house has feelings and the reader is totally drawn into it's decline and eventual happiness.
I have always loved the movie the Red House with Edward G Robinson. When Pa decides to sell the log house in the woods, the family packs up and moves from Wisconsin to Kansas, where Pa builds them their little house on the prairie! Living on the farm is different from living in the woods, but Laura and her family are kept busy and are happy with the promise of their new life on the prairie. It was always a chore to struggle through the dark grainy and scratched prints with terrible audio. But along comes the film detective and they do an amazing restoration of this almost lost classic film. But sadly the print that was available was in such terrible condition the movie was almost unwatchable. Furthermore, it's about two landmarks on the Hudson River that are still there, and which anyone can see merely by Googling the George Washington Bridge or the Little Red Lighthouse (a.k.a Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse), which still stands proudly at its feet, thanks to preservationists who acted to save it …  Burton denied it was a critique of urban sprawl , but instead wished to convey the passage of time to younger readers.
The Little Red Schoolbook is a book written by two Danish schoolteachers, Søren Hansen and Jesper Jensen, published in 1969, that was subject to much controversy upon its publication.