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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0448458519
ISBN-13: 9780448458519
Sku: 226446356
Publish Date: 7/5/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 0.5T
Pages:  31
Age Range:  10 to 11
As the sun set a little firefly was born. It stretched his wings and flew off into the darkening sky. (from the first line)
Carle''s very special story is finally available in a board book format, and, just like the hardcover edition, the fireflies'' lights actually light up, delighting children of all ages. Full color.
From the Publisher:
In this accessible Level 2 Reader, a restless firefly begins a journey to seek other fireflies and is led to a lantern; a candle; the glowing eyes of a cat, dog and owl; and a surprise celebration of light before finding his friends at the end of his tireless search for belonging. Simultaneous.
When a lonely firefly goes out in the night searching for other fireflies, it finds a lantern, a candle, the eyes of a dog, cat, and owl glowing in the darkness. But it is not until it discovers other fireflies that it finds the companionship it is looking for.
Author Bio
Eric Carle
American-born Eric Carle and his German-born parents moved to Germany in 1935. The transition from life in American to life in Germany was not an easy one for Carle to make. His school days were unpleasant, except for the encouragement he received in his art classes. In 1952, at age 22, Carle returned to the United States. He soon began working for the New York Times and remained there until he was drafted into the U.S. Army, which sent him back to Germany. After his discharge he returned to the U.S., this time with a wife, Dorothy. He illustrated his first book for children, Bill Martin's BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE? in 1967. Carle is best known for his "Very" series, which he writes and illustrates. The series began in 1969 with THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and apparently concludes with 1995's THE VERY LONELY FIREFLY. In 2003 he was honored by the American Library Association with their Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, which recognizes creators of children's books whose body of work represents a significant contribution to the field of children's literature.


New Yorker
"The narrative is pleasantly singsongy and the illustrations have Carle's characteristic magic, and something more: real blinking lights on the tails of the fireflies on the last page." - Sara Mosle 11/27/1995

Good Book Guide
"This is a wonderful book with a simply magical ending....A sparkling treat!" - Fiona Lafferty November 1995

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   06
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0031
Product attributePublisher:   Penguin Young Readers Group
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