Anyone who reads my blog posts often knows I like unusual books for kids.
Firefly Hollow by Alison McGhee is certainly one of those.
I can't remember ever before reading a book for kids from 8 to 12 years old with insects as the main characters. Besides many other insects, there's also a vole in the story, and even a human boy named Peter.
But most of the book is from the points of view of a firefly and a cricket called Firefly and Cricket.
Readers soon identify with them, and the story of their adventures going out into the world and following their dreams are exciting, inspiring and, I must say it, beautiful.
The cover art and illustrations scattered throughout the book are beautiful as well. They are done by Christopher Denise.
And the book will be interesting for readers up to 12 years old.