Mae the Mayfly

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Mae’s mom holds her tight and then let’s her go with a few words of lasting wisdom. On that warm and sunny day, Mae learns she will likely only have a day to live. After hearing her mother’s words encouraging her to bask in the moments that remain, she flutters off to explore. Early in her journey, she narrowly escapes being devoured by a famished trout. She seeks refuge in the hollow of a nearby tree, but despite her fear, she courageously travels on, witnessing the array of miracles the world and nature have to offer. By the time day has turned into night and the stars have illuminated the sky, this newborn mayfly is ready to drift off to sleep, whether for a night or for eternity.

Mae the Mayfly is a truly enjoyable read with its soft, yet brilliantly vibrant illustrations and rhythmically flowing text. Its message is beautifully rich and poignant and it will bless those who read it. Parents and teachers alike will be able to share with young children the importance of living life to its fullest as well as many notable facts about mayflies, as they are highlighted at the end of the book. There is an additional lesson gently woven through the pages of this sweet story as well. Near the end, Mae saves the life of the one who deceitfully tried to take hers. This simple act of forgiveness and compassion speaks volumes about her character.

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Author Denise Brennan-Nelson
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Publish Date 2020-03-15
ISBN 9781534110519
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Issue June 2020
Category Children's


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