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Fireflies: A Winter's Tale (SIGNED)

Hoffman, Alice

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ISBN 10: 0786802278 / ISBN 13: 9780786802272
Published by Hyperion, New York, 1997
Condition: F/F Hardcover
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F/F in mylar. A 1st edition/1st printing in fine condition with full number line. Signed by author on title page. There is no wear to jacket. The jacket is not price clipped, the covers are clean and bright and the edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark. hardcover/cloth 54 p. Bookseller Inventory # 3298

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Title: Fireflies: A Winter's Tale (SIGNED)

Publisher: Hyperion, New York

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: hardcover/cloth

Illustrator: McLoughlin, Wayne

Book Condition:F/F

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st

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Jackie can't run and skate and throw as well as the other children, but his clumsiness eventually saves the villagers from a winter that would not end

From Kirkus Reviews:

As in Hoffman's novels for adults (Here on Earth, p. 824, etc.), this picture book takes place where the ordinary and the extraordinary intersect--a pseudo-fairytale in which the town bumpkin makes good. The fireflies return annually, bringing spring with them, but this year, they don't show up; winter lingers and no one knows why. In the meantime, Jackie Healy falls, breaks things, trips, and believes that his parents would prefer ``the sort of boy who could skate in a perfect circle and climb trees without falling and pitch a ball without breaking windows.'' In shame, he leaves his village, becoming lost in the Yellow Mountains. His clumsiness results in unwitting, but effective, acts of heroism, for he releases the fireflies and brings back spring. McLoughlin illuminates the pages with sparkling stars, blinking fireflies, and glowing globes of lantern light against blue, snowy nights and black sky borders, printed on glossy stock. The message isn't very subtle, the telling is long and windy, but there are those who will find comfort in these pages. (Picture book. 5-8) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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