Fireflies for Nathan by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim

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With the help of his grandparents, six-year-old Nathan catches fireflies and keeps them in a jar by his bed, just as his father did when he was six.

About Shulamith Levey Oppenheim

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Oppenheim lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her husband, Felix. They have three grown children and five grandchildren.
Published August 23, 1994 by HarperCollins. 1 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When six-year old Nathan goes to visit his grandparents in the country, he wants to know what his father was like as a six-year- old boy.

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Oppenheim's ( The Lily Cupboard ) simple story has a cozy tone, mirrored in Ward's warm acrylic portraits of an African American family.

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