The narrator recalls a remarkable moment from a previous summerhow she waited patiently through a long, hot afternoon for night to fall so she and her family could make a nocturnal journey to the top of a hill to see an amazing sighta multitude of blinking, winking, twinkling fireflies lighting up a nearby mountain. Readers will be able to hear the whistles of the bobwhite...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Peachtree Publishers
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I've been aware of this book for the purpose of reading as part of a writer's workshop lesson, but I'm not sure whether I've ever read it with the intention of finishing the entire story. That being said, I enjoyed it immensely. As I was already aware, it's extremely well written. It had a consistently appealing narrative flow that kept me engaged from beginning to end as well as some devastatingly gorgeous paintings to illustrate the night. I would like to hang a couple of the scenes in here on...more
Patricia Thomas is the author of Firefly Mountain; There Are Rocks in Socks, Said the Ox to the Fox; The One-and-Only, Super-Duper, Golly-Whopper, Jim Dandy, Really Handy Clock Tock Stopper; and Stand Back, Said the Elephant, Im Going to Sneeze, featured on the PBS Storytime series. Thomas graduated from Penn State University and has worked as a writer and editor in practically every area of the a...moreMore about Patricia Thomas...