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A young boy is proud of having caught a jar full of fireflies, which seems to him like owning a piece of moonlight, but as the light begins to dim he realizes he must set the insects free or they will die.

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Genre: Fireflies
Author: Julie Brinckloe
Publisher: Paw Prints
Release: 2009-07-10
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1442009659

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Whether you believe it or not, there is a land where animals of all sorts live together in harmony and where fireflies light the way for those who seek it! Late one night, as a lonely, old man wandered outside his castle, he happened upon one of those very fireflies and a chance encounter led to a felicitous stroke of serendipity!

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Brianne Phillips
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Release: 2011-11
File: 44 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781452019963

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This is the first comprehensive firefly guide for eastern and central North America ever published. It is written for all those who want to know more about the amazing world of lightning bugs and learn the secrets hidden in the flash patterns of the 75+ species found in the eastern and central U.S. and Canada. As an independent researcher working with numerous university teams, naturalist Lynn Frierson Faust, “The Lightning Bug Lady,” has spent decades tracking the behavior and researching the habitats of these fascinating creatures. Based on her twenty-five years of field work, this book is intended to increase understanding and appreciation of bioluminescent insects while igniting enthusiasm in a fun and informative way. Species accounts are coupled with historical background and literary epigraphs to engage and draw readers young and old into the world of these tiny sparklers. A chart documenting the flash patterns of the various species will aid in identification. Clear photos illustrate the insects’ distinguishing physical characteristics, while habitats, seasonality, and common names are provided in clear, easy-to-understand yet scientifically accurate language. The guide will be welcomed by everyone who wants to learn more about fireflies' and glow-worms' unique traits and about their fragile niche in the ecosystem. FEATURES Over 600 color photographsDetailed accounts and anatomical diagrams of 75+ species, as well as aids in distinguishing between similar speciesA first-of-its-kind flash-pattern chart that folds out on heavy-weight paper • Extensive scientific details written in an understandable and engaging wayColorful, common names—Twilight Bush Baby, Shadow Ghosts, and Snappy Syncs, and more—for easy species identification based on flash patternsTips on ideal sites and times of year for firefly watchingConservation-oriented approach

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Genre: Nature
Author: Lynn Frierson Faust
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Release: 2017-03-01
File: 376 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780820348728

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Critically acclaimed author Kimberley Griffiths Little spins a thrilling story of one girl's race to unravel the curse that has haunted her family for generations. When Larissa Renaud starts receiving eerie phone calls on a disconnected old phone in her family's antique shop, she knows she's in for a strange summer. A series of clues leads her to the muddy river banks, where clouds of fireflies dance among the cypress knees and cattails each evening at twilight. The fireflies are beautiful and mysterious, and they take her on a magical journey through time, where Larissa learns secrets about her family's tragic past -- deadly, curse-ridden secrets that could harm the future of her family as she knows it. It soon becomes clear that it is up to Larissa to prevent history from repeating itself and a fatal tragedy from striking the people she loves. With her signature lyricism, Kimberley Griffiths Little weaves a thrilling tale filled with family secrets, haunting mystery, and dangerous adventure.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Kimberley Griffiths Little
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release: 2014-07-29
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780545634069

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Describes different types of fireflies and their physical characteristics, how and why they light up, their uses to mankind, and their life cycles.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Ann Heinrichs
Publisher: Capstone
Release: 2004
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 0756505887

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Fireflies, or brief poems, originated in China and Japan and were often written on pieces of silk. Fireflies is a collection of proverbs, aphorisms and maxims. Each firefly, rarely more than a sentence long, represents a luminous thought on love, life, beauty or God. Each page of this book contains a decorative design by Boris Artzybasheff with the short two to three line maxim of Tagore's beneath. Each page is a work of art printed in two colors.

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Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release: 1928
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015012152768

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Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and behavior of fireflies.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Cari Meister
Publisher: ABDO
Release: 2001
File: 24 Pages
ISBN-13: 1577654625

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Simple text and photographs present the features and behavior of fireflies.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Cheryl Coughlan
Publisher: Capstone
Release: 1999
File: 24 Pages
ISBN-13: 0736802398

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A brief introduction to fireflies discusses their characteristics, habitat, life cycle, and predators.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Nicole Helget
Publisher: The Creative Company
Release: 2007-07
File: 24 Pages
ISBN-13: 1583415424

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Kenny Mathis had always believed in an unseen world filled with magical creatures and mountains of mystery. When moving to the small town of Heather Field, his friend Robert Drake-Lionel tells him of the legend known as The Grave of the Fireflies, a mythical place which houses untold amounts of treasure never touched by mortals, sitting just outside of his grandmother's old house. When threatened to be evicted by relentless millionaire John O'Reilly from the Drake Estate, the most precious heirloom in Robert's family, Kenny is thrown into the hidden world that has always been just beyond his reach. Joined by the fairy warrior Tooka, Kenny sets out to find the lost heir to the forgotten throne of the mystical world below. To save his friend and uncover the mysteries that surround his past, Kenny sets out to find The Grave of the Fireflies and unravel the thousand year old legend of Heather Field.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Alycia Davidson
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Release: 2009-02
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781606046449

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