This week we’re giving away a copy of Amy’s Light to one lucky eNewsletter subscriber. From under her bedcovers on a warm summer’s night, Amy peers at dark shadows on the wall that seem at least twenty feet tall. Suddenly she sees a faint flicker of light from the window! Amy discovers a magical light in her own backyard. As she learns about the light, she also learns about the light within herself. Here is a story to brighten one’s evenings – any time of year. Inspiration for the book came to author Robert Nutt one summer evening when he and his wife were walking and came up on a house with a yard full of dancing, flickering lights. At that moment, he knew he would write about it. That night, in bed, the verse just started to come – it “just started spilling out of me, and I wrote it down.”
Author and Illustrator Robert Nutt shares with us the events of a significant day in the history of Amy’s Light. Amy’s Light is the tale of a girl who discovers the magic of fireflies. Through this discovery, Amy also learns about the light that radiates from within her. As warm summer days and fireflies begin to make their appearance, we encourage you and your children to connect with nature by heading outside and reading books such as Amy’s Light. Perhaps, like Amy, you too will be inspired by the magic within.