“There is . . . ,” Mrs. Tracy was saying quietly, “there is something you need
to know about Jessica. . . .”
From this moment on, life is never quite the same for Tom and his seventh-grade classmates. Despite Jessica’s shocking appearance and the fear she evokes in him and most of the class, Tom slowly develops a tentative friendship with Jessica that changes his life. Firegirl is a powerful story that will show listeners that even the smallest of gestures can have a profound impact on someone’s life.
“It’s a beautiful story, a sad story, brilliantly written, a story you’ll never forget.”
–Newbery Honor winner Patricia Reilly Giff
About the Author
Tony Abbott is the author of over sixty books for young readers, including the extremely popular Secrets of Droon series, which is available on audio from Listening Library. He has been a bookseller and librarian, and currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and two daughters.