Firefly Hollow

by Alison McGhee Author

(From Amazon): Firefly. Cricket. Vole. Peter. Can four creatures from four very different Nations help one another find their ways in the world that can feel oh-so-big? Delve into this lush, unforgettable tale in the tradition of Charlotte’s Web and The Rats of NIMH, from the author of the New York Times bestselling Someday.Firefly doesn’t merely want to fly, she wants to touch the moon. Cricket doesn’t merely want to sing about baseball, he wants to catch. When these two little creatures with big dreams wander out of Firefly Hollow, refusing to listen to their elders, they find themselves face-to-face with the one creature they were always told to stay away from…a giant.But Peter is a Miniature Giant. They’ve always been told that a Miniature Giant is nothing but a Future Giant, but this one just isn’t quite as big or as scary as the other Giants. Peter has a dream of his own, as well as memories to escape. He is overwhelmed with sadness, and a summer with his new unlikely friends Firefly and Cricket might be just what he needs. Can these friends’ dreams help them overcome the past?Firefly Hollow is nothing short of enchanting, reminding us all that the very best friend is the one who wants you to achieve your dreams. Full-color tip-in illustrations and dozens of black-and-white drawing provide added glow.


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Atheneum Books for Young Readers


  • 1 I Could Fly That High?
  • 2 If Crickets Could Catch
  • 3 The Last of the Legendary River Voles
  • 4 In Search of a Cricket
  • 5 Psst!
  • 6 How Brave Are You?
  • 7 The Miniature Giant
  • 8 Could He Actually See Them?
  • 9 I Knew You Were Out Here
  • 10 Vole Remembered Everything
  • 11 The Fork in the Path
  • 12 If I Could
  • 13 Wouldn’t It Be Amazing?
  • 14 Why Did You Leave?
  • 15 Let’s Not Go Back
  • 16 The Paper Boat
  • 17 Let’s Build a Raft
  • 18 You Did It!
  • 19 She Just Wanted to Keep Going
  • 20 Everything Goes Somewhere
  • 21 Something New
  • 22 Watch Me!
  • 23 The New Giants
  • 24 What Do They Do In Giant School?
  • 25 School, School, School
  • 26 A Lonely Feeling
  • 27 We Have Come in Search of Cricket
  • 28 Onward
  • 29 Distant Voices Were Calling
  • 30 Hang On!
  • 31 Is She Breathing?
  • 32 The Grinding Sound of the School Bus
  • 33 A Kindred Spirit
  • 34 Where the River Meets the Sea

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