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Butterfly Tree

Sandra Markle

The mystery and magic of monarch butterfly migration is revealed in a sensitive, eloquent mother-daughter story.

One late afternoon in early September, Jilly sees something unusual. It looks like it's raining black pepper from a clear blue sky. Then the black rain becomes a wispy mist. And then a shimmering orange cloud. What can it be? Jilly and Mom set out to identify the mysterious orange cloud. The closer they get, the more curious Jilly becomes. Gradually, the hidden world of nature opens to mother and daughter.

This imaginative description of monarch butterfly migration from author Sandra Markle reminds us that a loving parent can empower a child to discover the mysteries of the natural world--and to enjoy that discovery again and again.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
  • Publish Date: Sep 6th, 2011
  • Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.54in - 11.22in - 0.36in - 0.86lb
  • EAN: 9781561455393
  • Recommended age: 04-08
  • Categories: Animals - Butterflies, Moths & CaterpillarsScience & Nature - GeneralGirls & Women

About the Author

Markle, Sandra: - Sandra Markle is the author of more than two hundred children's books, which have won numerous awards, including Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, IRA/CBC Children's Choice, NSTA/CBC Outstanding Trade Books for Children, NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended, and ALA Notable Books for Children. She lives in New Zealand.
Wu, Leslie: - Leslie Wu is a fine artist and the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller The Very Best Daddy of All and Bijou, Bonbon, & Beau: The Kittens Who Danced for Degas. She lives in Oregon.

Praise for this book

This is an excellent wedding of evocative text and dreamy, misty art in a book as much about making memories as it is about the butterflies' flight.--Booklist

The text reads aloud smoothly, suiting this especially well for use with a group. . . Even collections with many monarch titles will want to add this one for its masterful evocation of a child's sense of wonder at the natural world.--Kirkus Reviews

Wu's double-page impressionist pastel drawings in smudged tones of vivid orange, yellow green, blue, and deep brown echo the dreamlike quality of the narrative.--School Library Journal