Firefly Hollow

Book review by Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media
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age 8+

Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.

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age 7+

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age 7+

Heartwarming wholesome story

My 8 yr old son and I read this book together. The characters and storyline were immediately engaging and fun. The idea of a firefly who dreamed of flying to the moon and a cricket who wanted to play baseball drew us both in. These feisty insects didn't disappoint as the pursued their dreams with enthusiasm and perseverance (despite the discouragement of peers and elders). As they encouraged and supported each other in these seemingly impossible pursuits, they developed a lasting friendship with each other and 2 other kindred spirits; a young boy and a river vole. The story shared difficulties everyone faces in life; such as saying good bye to long time friends, losing a loved one, or even everyday examples of friends who don't understand, or are unkind. The story also showed examples of true friendship in the interactions of Firefly, Cricket, Vole, and Peter, and demonstrated what it means to persevere, even while facing fear, loneliness, or sadness. Both my son and I loved this book!

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For kids who love stories of animals and friendship

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