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  • Published: 22 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141357430
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 28
  • RRP: $24.00

The Very Lonely Firefly



A light-up surprise for the youngest child from Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

As the sun sets a little firefly is born. The very lonely firefly sets off into the darkening sky, flashing its light as it searches for other fireflies. It sees many lights - including a light bulb, headlights, the reflecting eyes of a dog, cat and owl and finally some fireworks glittering and shimmering - until at last it finds the firefly friends it was looking for. Now the firefly isn't lonely any more. The joyful conclusion of Eric Carle's delightful story is brought vividly to life with tiny flashing lights on the final page to delight young children.

  • Published: 22 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141357430
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 28
  • RRP: $24.00

About the author

Eric Carle

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has been translated into 70 languages and sold over 55 million copies. Carle illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 170 million copies of his books have sold around the world. In 2003, Carle received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award (now called the Children's Literature Legacy Award) for lifetime achievement in children's literature. In 2002, Eric and his wife, Barbara, cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (www.carlemuseum.org) in Amherst, Massachusetts, a 40,000-square-foot space dedicated to the celebration of picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world, underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form. Eric Carle passed away in May 2021 at the age of 91. His work remains an important influence on artists and illustrators at work today. www.eric-carle.com

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