Fireflies at Midnight

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Apr 1, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
17 Reviews
A robin cheerfully greets the day at dawn.
A horse nibbles grass under the heat of the midday sun.
A rabbit stands still, disappearing into the grass at dusk.
As evening falls, a frog tells the world that he's the king of the pond.
During one summer day, these and other creatures tell their tales, celebrating their ordinary -- but extraordinary -- lives in verse. Young readers will be entranced by the many voices created by renowned poet Marilyn Singer. They will be encouraged to look more closely at the surprising world around them -- morning, noon, and night.

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The artwork is an educational experience in itself. - Goodreads
It is upbeat and has really awesome realistic pictures. - Goodreads
The pictures are beautiful and children will love them. - Goodreads
Beautiful illustrations accompany the text. - Goodreads

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User Review  - amccann - LibraryThing

Poetry about the lives of different animals at different times of the day. The Robin at dawn how they welcomed the sun. The horse at noon grazing the grass and the fireflies at midnight flashing their ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kimberly - Goodreads

Personal Response: I love how each poem in this book is written about a particular animal and what time of day they are usually associated with. It is upbeat and has really awesome realistic pictures ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Marilyn Singer has written more than seventy books for children and young adults. Her works include novels, poetry, nature books, picture books, fairy tales, mysteries, and two other short story anthologies: Stay True: Short Stories for Strong Girls and I Believe in Water: Twelve Brushes with Religion. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and many pets.

Ken Robbins specializes in photographic nonfiction books on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to autumn leaves. His book Tools, with its trademark hand-tinted photographs was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. His books for Atheneum include Fireflies at Midnight by Marilyn Singer, Trucks, Thunder on the Plains, and Apples. Mr. Robbins lives in East Hampton, Long Island.

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