Firefly Hollow

Firefly Hollow Cover

Firefly Hollow

By Alison McGhee; Christopher Denise (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781442423367, 304pp.

Publication Date: August 18, 2015

Firefly. Cricket. Vole. Peter. Can four creatures from four very different Nations help one another find their ways in the world that can feel oh-so-big? Delve into this lush, unforgettable tale in the tradition of "Charlotte's Web "and "The Rats of NIMH," from the author of the "New York Times "bestselling "Someday."
Firefly doesn t merely want to fly, she wants to touch the moon. Cricket doesn t merely want to sing about baseball, he wants to catch. When these two little creatures with big dreams wander out of Firefly Hollow, refusing to listen to their elders, they find themselves face-to-face with the one creature they were always told to stay away from a giant.
But Peter is a Miniature Giant. They ve always been told that a Miniature Giant is nothing but a Future Giant, but this one just isn t quite as big or as scary as the other Giants. Peter has a dream of his own, as well as memories to escape. He is overwhelmed with sadness, and a summer with his new unlikely friends Firefly and Cricket might be just what he needs. Can these friends dreams help them overcome the past?"
Firefly Hollow "is nothing short of enchanting, reminding us all that the very best friend is the one who wants you to achieve your dreams. Full-color tip-in illustrations and dozens of black-and-white drawing provide added glow.

About the Author
Alison McGhee is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Someday", as well as "Firefly Hollow", "Little Boy", "So Many Days", "Bye-Bye Crib", "Always", "A Very Brave Witch", and the Bink and Gollie books. Her other children s books include "All Rivers Flow to the Sea", "Countdown to Kindergarten", and "Snap". Alison is also the author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated adult novel "Shadowbaby", which was also a "Today "show book club selection. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and you can visit her at

Christopher Denise is an award winning children s book illustrator and visual development artist. His books have appeared on the "New York Times" bestseller list and have been recognized by Bank Street College of Education, Parents Choice Foundation, and the Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition. Christopher Denise lives with his family in Rhode Island.