Tony Johnston Isabel's House of Butterflies

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Isabel's House of Butterflies

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Outside her home in Michoacan, Mexico, grows eight-year-old Isabel's greatest treasure: an oyamel tree. Here, every autumn, a miracle happens-for Isabel's tree is the wintering place for thousands upon thousands of monarch butterflies that migrate from the north. When they flutter down to roost, they transform Isabel's tree into La casa de las mariposas-The House of Butterflies. But this wonder is in danger of disappearing forever. Isabel's family is poor, and it is a cruel, dry year for Papa's meager crop of corn and beans. Soon, chopping down the tree to sell its wood may be the family's only hope for survival. What will happen to the butterflies then? Tony Johnston's poignant tale, as brief and luminous as the lives of the butterflies themselves, is all the more compelling because of the real-life dilemma it presents. Lush paintings by Susan Guevara radiate with the warmth and tenderness between Isabel and her family, and capture Mexican rural life in all its vibrant color and natural beauty.

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Outside her home Michoacan, Mexico, grows eight-year-old Isabel's greatest treasure: any oyamel tree. Here, every autumn, a miracle happens--for Isabel's tree is the wintering place for thousands of monard butterflies that migrate from the north. When they transform Isabel's tree into La casa de las mariposas--The House of Butterflies. But this wonder is in danger of disappearing forever. Isabel's family is poor, and it has been a cruel, dry year for Papa's meager crop of corn and beans. Soon, chopping down tht tree to sell its wood may be the family's only hope for survival. And what will happen to the butterflies then? Tony Johnston's poignant tale, as brief and luminous as the lives of the butterflies themselves, is all the more compelling because of the real-life dilemma it presents. Lush paintings by Susan Guevara radiate with the warmth and tenderness between Isabel and her family, and capture Mexican rural life in all its vibrant color and natural beauty.

About the Author:

Tony Johnston is the author of more than one hundred books for young readers, including Desert Song and Desert Dog. Tony's work has received high praise from reviewers and garnered many prestigious awards. She lives in San Marino, California.

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