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Sparky Shines His Light

Sparky the Firefly’s very first storybook. Every bug is the best at doing something, except Sparky—or so he thinks. While deep in the Deciduous Forest, the little bugs learn an important lesson about being thankful.

Sparky Shines his Light by Jack Eggar

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Sparky Frees the Flea

The second installment from the Tales from the Deciduous Forest. Sparky’s friend, Freddie the Flea, was the fastest bug in Stump Village. But Freddie had a problem; Freddie was slow to listen and slow to obey. And what a sticky mess that got him into …

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The Sparks Storybook Series
by Jack Eggar, and illustrated by Joel Fulkerson and Jerry Stangl

Having delighted children for more than three decades as the beloved mascot of the Sparks® club, Sparky the Firefly made his storybook debut in Sparky Shines His Light by Jack Eggar. The adventures of Sparky and his bug friends from Stump Village continue in Sparky Frees the Flea, the second installment in a beautifully illustrated series of tales that both teach and delight. And there will certainly be more to come from the little bugs of the Deciduous Forest.

Jack Eggar

About the author

Jack Eggar became President/CEO of Awana® in 1999 and has since guided the ministry through tremendous growth. Prior to that, he had served as senior pastor, overseas missionary and Bible college president. Jack’s passion is for parents to work alongside the local church to raise kids to be fully devoted followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jack has written the Sparky storybooks for the hundreds of thousands of Sparkies out there, because in his words “I thought it was high time we show them more about their amazing little friend, Sparky the Firefly.” But it was also to give parents tools to teach solid biblical principles to their children, like thankfulness and obedience. He is also the author of Great and Mighty Things, The Return of a Mighty Church and Shaping Your Family’s Faith.

Jack lives in suburban Chicago with his wife, Dona. They have four grown children and four grandchildren. Jack is active in his church’s Awana club where his wife is commander.


Joel Fulkerson and Jerry Stangl

About the illustrators

Joel Fulkerson has been with Awana for seven years and Jerry Stangl for twenty-two years. They are part of a dynamic team of artists, illustrators and designers on staff at Awana headquarters. Their work appears throughout Awana Clubs™ curriculum, media and materials, particularly in Puggles®, Cubbies® and Sparks.


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