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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch ER CARLE E (Text) 33126018730584 Easy Reader Available -
Erlanger Branch ER CARLE E (Text) 33126023012150 Easy Reader Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch ER CARLE E (Text) 33126018730592 Easy Reader Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780448458519 (hc.) :
  • ISBN: 0448458519 (hc.)
  • ISBN: 9780329918682 (FollettBound)
  • ISBN: 0329918680 (FollettBound)
  • Physical Description: 31 p. : col. ill. ; 24cm.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y., USA : Penguin Young Readers, 2012, c1995.

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Summary, etc.:
A lonely firefly goes out into the night searching for other fireflies.
Subject: Insects > Fiction.
Fireflies > Fiction.

  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 1995 August
    K-Gr 1?This final addition to the ``Very Quartet'' is classic Carle in both story and illustrations. It's a natural continuation of his other stories about insects that teach young readers universal emotions, needs, and a variety of other concepts. The illustrations help the story unfold, as readers see a newborn firefly at the end of its first day. It searches for companionship, mistaking a lightbulb; candle; flashlight; lantern; dog, cat, and owl eyes; headlights; and fireworks for its own kind. Finally, it discovers a group of fireflies, giving him the gift of companionship. There's also evidence of a sublayer of the belonging theme here, as a human family is portrayed discovering the fireworks display. The illustrations are painted cut-paper collages, designed to draw the eye to the page. This is a compelling accomplishment that will leave readers and listeners alike wishing Carle would turn the quartet into a quintet. A guaranteed winner as a read-aloud or read-alone.?Christina Dorr, Calcium Primary School, NY

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