A Butterfly Called Hope

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The colorful flowers in Mama's garden reveal a strange-looking creature. “What is it? Does it sting, does it bite?” Join in this photographic journey as the young girl and her mother care for the caterpillar. Watch as it transforms into a chrysalis and then emerges as a beautiful monarch butterfly. How can the young girl “claim” the butterfly as her own but still let it go free?
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Overview

The colorful flowers in Mama's garden reveal a strange-looking creature. “What is it? Does it sting, does it bite?” Join in this photographic journey as the young girl and her mother care for the caterpillar. Watch as it transforms into a chrysalis and then emerges as a beautiful monarch butterfly. How can the young girl “claim” the butterfly as her own but still let it go free?
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Children's Literature - Tina Chan
A young girl sees a bright yellow and black bug chewing on a green milkweed leaf in her mother’s garden. Her mother tells her it is a caterpillar that will grow into a butterfly. They take the caterpillar to Nana Butterfly because she will know what kind of butterfly it will be. With the caterpillar on a leaf in a big glass jar, Nana Butterfly tells them they have a monarch butterfly. Each morning the young girl places clean paper towels at the bottom of her aquarium. As fresh milkweed is added from the garden, she watches the caterpillar get bigger. When she does not see the caterpillar in the aquarium, her mother points to a jade green chrysalis and tells her that the change is beginning. Eight days later, the chrysalis turns black. She can see the butterfly’s wing. A new butterfly slowly emerges. The wings droop like an orange and black cape as they grow larger, then it flutters its wings. Although the young girl does not want the butterfly to fly away, her mother tells her it needs to fly to sip nectar from flowers and lay eggs for more butterflies. Her mother tells the young girl that if she names the butterfly, it will be hers wherever it goes. As the butterfly flies, the young girl calls it Hope. A heartwarming and educational story filled with color photographs, the book contains educational and fun activities that are age appropriate. Reviewer: Tina Chan; Ages 6 to 9.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607188544
  • Publisher: Arbordale Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/10/2013
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 187,332
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: AD430L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted September 10, 2013

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    "A Butterfly Called Hope" First I have to say that I

    "A Butterfly Called Hope"

    First I have to say that I am in total awe of these three ladies.... Mary Alice Monroe can pull you into a story like nobody else ! To me, she is the ultimate storyteller! (the adult version of this book is called "The Butterfly's Daughter", great story!!!)    Barbara Bergwerf is an amazing wildlife photographer  (her pictures of sea turtles in "Turtle Summer" are wonderful!) and in this book she captures all the different stages of the caterpillar to butterfly beautifully. The pictures she took of the Monarch emerging from Chrysalis are outstanding!! Linda Love opens up the world of butterflies to children and adults alike , her love of these magnificent creatures really shines through. I have seen pictures of the children that Linda has visited in schools with looks of joy and wonder in their eyes ! We need more Linda Love's in this world!




      I loved this book, it has such a sweet story for the little ones and gorgeous pictures! In the back of the book there  is a section for children and adults alike, teaching us about the Monarch's migration, caring for and raising caterpillars and butterflies and the whole cycle of a Monarch's life! Very well written and documented.
     I truly believe this will be a book that the kids will want to read again and again…. and that's no frass!!!  (lol my new favorite word)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2013

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    ¿A Butterfly Called Hope¿ is an absolutely delightful and beauti

    “A Butterfly Called Hope” is an absolutely delightful and beautiful book about a little girl that discovers the caterpillar in her flower garden that become a Monarch butterfly. She learns about how a caterpillar eats milkweed, and she watches as the caterpillar encases itself in a chrysalis and then is transformed into a beautiful Monarch butterfly.

    She wishes to keep the lovely butterfly captive where she can watch it, but her mother convinces her that the butterfly needs to fly free. So she releases the butterfly and names it.

    This lovely book is also educational, and not just because the mother daughter exchange teaches, but because in the back of the book there are pages that cover the Monarch Life Cycle Sequencing, a Butterfly Vocabulary Matching Activity, a Monarch Generations and Migrations fact page, and some information on Raising Monarchs.

    The author, Mary Alice Monroe, has written a really good book that entertains and educates at the same time. The photography of Barbara J. Bergwerf is outstanding. This is a book to highly recommend to parents, schools, and libraries.

    DISCLOSURE: We received a complimentary copy of A Butterfly Called Hope from Sylvan Dell Publishing in exchange for our honest review. No compensation was received for this review.

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  • Posted October 22, 2013

    good book about gorgeous creatures Do you know what a ¿chrysali

    good book about gorgeous creatures

    Do you know what a “chrysalis” is? Hope is a young girl whose mother’s garden has many butterflies. Hope calls them “flying flowers.” One day, Hope finds a bright yellow and black worm-like bug on a green milkweed leaf. She puts it in a glass jar and feeds it plenty of fresh milkweed leaves from the garden every day. A few days later, the caterpillar is missing. In its place is a jade green chrysalis. Where did it go? And what will happen to it?

    This photographic journey by New York Times best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe about a young girl and her mother caring for a caterpillar fits perfectly into science lessons either in the classroom or at home. In the back are four pages “For Creative Minds” with activities of Monarch Life Cycle Sequencing and Butterfly Vocabulary Matching, and further information Monarch Generations and Migrations and Raising Monarchs. In addition, a 15-30 page teaching activities guide is available at the publisher’s website. Butterflies are gorgeous creatures, and kids will enjoy learning about them in this book.

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  • Posted September 11, 2013

    This book is all I "Hoped" it would be. It's beautiful

    This book is all I "Hoped" it would be. It's beautifully written, the pictures are so inviting and it's a wonderful way
    to share the miracle of the butterfly with children. I can see reading this book for generations to come.
    Thank you Mary Alice Monroe for once again sharing your extraordinary talent in the books you create.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2013

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    As a gifted storyteller, New York Times bestselling author Mary

    As a gifted storyteller, New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe beautifully parallels human relationships with nature.
    Now, "Monroe's Monarch," better-known as A Butterfly Called Hope, arrives, as the monarch butterfly population is declining,
    to entrance, educate and capture future conservationists.

    Once this little book becomes part of your home or classroom collection, you will also want to be on the lookout for milkweed
    and caterpillars to house and watch your own monarch arrive from its chrysalis, and Monroe tells you how.
    Just as she beautifully writes, while also teaching in her adult novel The Butterfly's Daughter, Monroe emerges with the
    same inner spirit and passion in her latest children's book, A Butterfly Called Hope from Sylvan Dell Publishing.
    Teaming with award-winning photographer Barbara Bergwerf and co-author Linda Love, Monroe's second children's book
    displays the miracle of transformation in a book that can be shared with children and adults alike--milkweed required!

    From actively raising her own monarch butterflies, researching and following them to their wintering sanctuaries in the mountains
    of Mexico, Monroe shares additional, educational details "for the creative minds" in the back of the book for more in-depth study.
     Even vocabulary words from the life cycle are included.

    My adult reading student, Ralph, "Reading with Ralph--A Journey in Christian Compassion," learned all about the loggerhead
    sea turtle in Monroe's first children's book, Turtle Summer. I know A Butterfly Called Hope will also provide shared lessons
    on the monarch to read, enjoy and to treasure.

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