A single firefly is driven out to sea by glorious winds. There it witnesses a strikingly alluring bioluminescent light. In its quest to join others of its kind, the firefly plunges into the deep blue sea. The innocent creature fails to realize that the glow is not cast by other fireflies but by creatures native to the sea.
With completely saturated wings, the firefly will never be able to escape the ocean. A kind child who saw what happened decides to rescue it from near certain death. She gently lifts it from the surface and thoughtfully carries it home to a place in which an army of fireflies roam the skies.
This magnificent story is sure to capture the hearts of young children whose love for nature runs deep. Interestingly, it’s based on an occurrence in nature observed by ecologist and author Rachel Carson in which a lone firefly tried to unite with its “family” in the sea.
Science and reading teachers will likely be drawn to this beautifully and magically illustrated picture book. It’s ideal for children aged 5-9 and is filled with vibrant, detailed pictures that bring the story to life. They are truly unique and will fascinate all those who read it. Many will long to read it again and again, taking in new insights and observations with each new glimpse.
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