The Firefly Warriors Club (Texas Boys Adventures)
by Susan Count
Middle Grade Adventure
When I was very young I inherited from my parents a complete set of the Colliers Junior Classics. For those of you not so lucky, it is a ten-book collection of some of the best stories ever told. This is where I discovered Aladdin, Aesop, Peter Rabbit, Black Beauty, Robinson Caruso, Gulliver, and Shakespeare, among many beloved others. It was my prized possession until it was lost during a move in my teens. I picked up a set when my son was seven from my local FOL. He adored it as much as I did. Much like myself, it shaped his expectations of fiction. Well written engaging plots, wonderful characters, and words that resonate across time and reading levels. They just don’t make stories like that anymore. Or do they?
As I read through The…
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