The Bird, the Frog, and the Light by Avi
A Fable

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A frog learns the truth about his self-importance when he meets a bird whose simple song brings the sun's light to the world.
 

About Avi

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Avi was born in 1937, in the city of New York and raised in Brooklyn. He began his writing career as a playwright, and didn't start writing childrens books until he had kids of his own. Matthew Henry (1662-1714) was a Presbyterian minister in England who began his commentary on the Bible in 1704. He completed his work up to the end of Acts before his death. Afterward, his ministerial friends completed the work from Henry's notes and writings.
 
Published March 1, 1994 by Orchard Books. 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An intriguing original fable concerning a self-styled "Frog King" who invites a bird he's overheard singing to the sun into his underground "kingdom."

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At the frog's insistence, the bird illuminates the underworld with a ray from her friend the sun, revealing the ``kingdom'' to be no more than a collection of dingy leavings--a stone, a box, a tin can--and forcing the frog, however grudgingly, to renounce his grandiosity.

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