The Little Light Shines Bright

A True Story about the World's Longest Burning Lightbulb

by Juliette Goodrich Illustrated by Roseanna Lester



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/17/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781434365248

About the Book

The Little Light Shines Bright celebrates the world’s longest burning lightbulb at a fire station in Livermore, California.   

The hand-blown lightbulb has been burning since 1901 and is declared the oldest known working lightbulb by the Guinness Book of World Records.   

The little light’s journey started more than 100 years ago before the start of airplanes, automobiles and radio. 

Tourists from around the world have visited the little light … a light that has provided comfort to firefighters all of these years and shows no signs of turning off!

    Through the eyes of a little boy we learn about the little light that shines bright .  Included is a timeline showing  all of the history making events and inventions that have happened throughout the little lights lifetime.

       Included in the book are real photos of the light and fire trucks at Fire Station 6 !  You can see the light through its live "bulbcam" at .

About the Author

Author and Emmy award winning television news anchor Juliette Goodrich was inspired to write a book about the Centennial Light after she emceed the light’s 100th birthday celebration in 2001.   

Goodrich has three children of her own and says a portion of the book proceeds will go to local schools to fund reading and writing programs and to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation dedicated to burn survivors and burn prevention.