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A Place for Butterflies

Melissa Stewart

Once abundant monarch butterflies are disappearing in the United States, but that's only part of the story. Many other butterfly species are also in trouble, and human action is often the cause of their plight. What can we do to help protect this important insect?

In clear and compelling language, Melissa Stewart showcases twelve North American butterflies--from the familiar eastern tiger swallowtail to the rare Palos Verdes blue butterfly--and the ecosystems that support their survival.

The simple narrative states the dangers that each of these butterfly populations face, and informative sidebars describe the efforts of people to save them. Featuring glorious full-color illustrations by Higgins Bond and range maps for each butterfly, this book is perfect for aspiring entomologists and conservationists.

This nonfiction picture book is one of the six titles in the prize-winning A Place for... series, a collection that opens readers' minds to a wide range of environmental issues and shows how humans are striving to protect animals and their natural habitats.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
  • Publish Date: Apr 1st, 2014
  • Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Edition: Revised -
  • Dimensions: 10.20in - 9.20in - 0.20in - 0.35lb
  • EAN: 9781561457847
  • Recommended age: 07-11
  • Categories: Animals - Butterflies, Moths & CaterpillarsScience & Nature - Environmental Conservation & ProtectionScience & Nature - Environmental Science & Ecosystems

About the Author

Melissa Stewart has written more than 180 science books for children. Her books have won numerous honors, including CCBC Choices, Bank Street Best Children's Books, NSTA Recommends, Green Earth Book, and Parents' Choice Recommended awards. She offers live and virtual school visits as well as programs for educators.

Higgins Bond received a BFA from the Memphis College of Art. She is a fine artist and has illustrator, whose work has been used in books, magazines, posters, calendars, advertising, collectors' plates, brochures, figurines, and dolls. She is also the first African American woman to illustrate a United States postage stamp. She lives in Tennessee.

Praise for this book

"Gorgeous artwork shows up-close portraits of each butterfly, as well as a larger, detailed view of its habitat. Good observers will spot each butterfly, egg or caterpillar within the habitat." --Kirkus Reviews

"Rich with color and detail, Bond's paintings of varied ecosystems offer plenty for children to see while they learn the facts about butterflies and the accessible message about conservation." --Booklist

"Eye-catching and informative." --School Library Journal