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The Very Lonely Firefly (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2)

The Very Lonely Firefly (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2)

by Eric Carle

ISBN: 9780399227745

Publisher Philomel Books

Published in Children's Books/Classics

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Sample Chapter

As the sun set
a little firefly was born.
It stretched its wings
and flew off
into the darkening sky.

It was a lonely firefly
and it flashed its light
searching for other fireflies.

The firefly saw a night
and flew toward it.

But it was not another firefly.
It was a lightbulb
lighting up the night.

The firefly saw a light
and flew toward it.

But it was not another firefly.
It was a candle
flickering in the night.

The firefly saw a light
and flew toward it.

But it was not another firefly.
It was a flashlight
shining in the night.

The firefly saw a light
and flew toward it.

But it was not another firefly.
It was a lantern
glowing in the night.

The firefly saw several lights
and flew toward them.
But they were not other fireflies.
There was a dog and ...
a cat and ...
an owl,
their eyes reflecting
the lights.

The firefly saw a light
and flew toward it.

But it was not another firefly.
It was a car's headlights
flooding the night.

The firefly saw many lights
and flew toward them.

But they were not other fireflies.

They were fireworks
sparkling and glittering
and shimmering in the night.

When all was quiet,
the firefly flew through the night
flashing its light,
looking and searching again.

Then the very lonely firefly
saw what it had been looking for ...

A group of fireflies,
flashing their lights.

Now the firefly wasn't lonely anymore.

(Continues...)

Excerpted from "The Very Lonely Firefly (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2)" by Eric Carle. Copyright © 1995 by Eric Carle. Excerpted by permission. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. Excerpts are provided solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.
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