Monarchs (Gulliver Green Books (PB))

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9780152552978: Monarchs (Gulliver Green Books (PB))

On the leaf of a milkweed plant in Maine, a butterfly lays a minuscule egg. Soon a caterpillar hatches, and before long a new butterfly flutters in the breeze. Within its lifetime, this tiny monarch will fly more than two thousand miles on a mysterious migration to a warm winter haven. “Vibrant description melds with fascinating full-color photographs.”--School Library Journal

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KATHRYN LASKY's many books for young people have received such honors as the Parents' Choice Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and a Newbery Honor citation. Her picture books include The Emperor's Old Clothes, illustrated by David Catrow; A Brilliant Streak: The Making of Mark Twain, illustrated by Barry Moser; and Marven of the Great North Woods, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. <br>www.xensei.com/users/newfilm/homelsk.htm

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A splendid depiction of one the few true migratory butterflies, which journey from the coast of Maine to the forests of El Rosario, Mexico, and Pacific Grove, California, where they gather by the millions to winter. Lasky and a group of children observe the monarch in Maine, then travel to Mexico and California to see the species in its other habitat. Impressive detail, including the life cycle, renders the science adventure even more exciting; Lasky also covers naturalists' efforts to protect the monarch's habitat and the annual ``Friends of the Monarch'' parade in Pacific Grove (``Butterfly Town, USA''), when townsfolk dress as butterflies, flowers, and caterpillars, and raise money to save the few butterfly groves. Excellent color photos throughout enhance a book that truly captures the wonder of these intrepid creatures. (Nonfiction. 7+) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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