Fireflies - P. H. Junior Research Book Author:Bernice Kohn, Erwin Schachner (Illustrator) "As dusk falls on a summer night, the garden starts to sparkle with tiny bursts of light. The fireflies have begun to flash their twinkling lamps. They continue until the sun has truly set and heavy darkness settles down . . . The fireflies turn off their lights and the display is over." — The legends and superstitions surrounding the firefly len... more »d enchantment to the story of these tiny, blinking creatures. Have you ever looked at a firefly closely? Do you know why they glow or how their light is produced?
Bernice Kohn explores the scientific explanations of this unusual insect as she begins with its origin, tells of its growth, its secret of preservation, its distinct qualities which continue to mystify science and stimulate the imagination of mankind.« less