Farfallina and Marcel

Farfallina and Marcel

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by Holly Keller
     
 

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Once there was a caterpillar named Farfallina, whose best friend was a gosling named Marcel. They did everything together — until one day, everything started to change.

This beautiful and touching story shows that even as life takes different turns, friendship endures.

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Once there was a caterpillar named Farfallina, whose best friend was a gosling named Marcel. They did everything together — until one day, everything started to change.

This beautiful and touching story shows that even as life takes different turns, friendship endures.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In our Best Books citation, PW wrote, "In this charming tale, a caterpillar and a gosling meet in a rain shower one day and become best friends. Keller's warmhearted ending remains true to both nature and friendship that lasts through the seasons." Ages 4-up. (June) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-A gentle story about sustaining friendship in the face of change. One spring, a young gosling, Marcel, and a caterpillar, Farfallina, become close friends. Similar in temperament and considerate of one another's strengths and weaknesses, they like spending time together. One day, Farfallina feels very strange and she climbs a tree to rest. After weeks of patiently waiting for her return, Marcel realizes that he must go on without her. When the two meet again, they don't recognize one another at first: one has become a beautiful butterfly and the other an elegant goose. But they soon discover that, though they look different, they still are the best of friends. Watercolors in predominantly blue and green decorate the quiet tale, which includes an author's note on how caterpillars become butterflies. A lesson on metamorphosis, explained in a pleasurable manner.-Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064438728
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/10/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
131,410
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Holly Keller has illustrated a number of books in the Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, including Be a Friend to Trees. She is also the author and illustrator of many picture books, including Island Baby and Horace.

Ms. Keller lives in West Redding, Connecticut.

Holly Keller has illustrated a number of books in the Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, including Be a Friend to Trees. She is also the author and illustrator of many picture books, including Island Baby and Horace.

Ms. Keller lives in West Redding, Connecticut.

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Farfallina and Marcel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a touching story of friendship and love. I purchased one for my grandson and one for a gift and they were big hits. Ms Keller writes beautiful stories with beautiful illustrations that appeal to both children and their parents and grandparents.
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