Cover image for Sam and the firefly
Title:
Sam and the firefly
Author:
Eastman, P. D. (Philip D.)
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Beginner Books : [Distributed by] Random House, 1986.

©1958
Physical Description:
62 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Sam the owl and Gus the firefly have fun playing together at night until Gus begins to make mischief with his light.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.7 0.5 47824.
ISBN:
9780394800066

9780394900063

9781448771011
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Sam the Owl and Gus the Firefly literally light up the sky in this classic Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. In Sam and the Firefly, P. D. Eastman (author of Are You My Mother? and Go, Dog. Go! ) introduces us to the dynamic duo of Sam and Gus, who soar through the air writing words in the night sky. But when Gus's words end up causing confusion and chaos for the people on the ground, it's up to Sam to help Gus "write" his wrongs.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

"...provides interest, suspense and word repetition. Illustrations excellent. Recommended."--(starred) School Library Journal.


Author Notes

Philip Dey "Phil" Eastman was born on November 25, 1909 in Amherst, Massachusetts. After preparing at Phillips Academy and Williston Academy, he graduated from Amherst College in 1933 and later from the National Academy of Design. From 1936 to 1941, Eastman worked at the story department of Walt Disney Productions. From 1941 to 1943 he worked at the story department of Warner Bros. Cartoons. From 1945 to 1952 he worked in the story department of United Productions of America. He contributed to the "Private Snafu" World War II training films, wrote for the animation Mr. Magoo, and the Gerald McBoing-Boing series for UPA. He bacame a protégé of Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss). He wrote many books for children such as Go, Dog. Go!, Big Dog....Little Dog and Red Stop! Green Go! His title Are You My Mother? made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. Philip Eastman died on January 7, 1986 at the age of 76.

(Bowker Author Biography)