Farfallina and Marcel

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Overview

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.

Winner of the 2003 Charlotte Zolotow Award

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Overview

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.

Winner of the 2003 Charlotte Zolotow Award

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064438728
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/10/2005
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 114,216
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Holly Keller is the creator of many popular books for children, including the Horace books, Farfallina & Marcel, and Help! In applauding her work, School Library Journal noted that she is "an author/artist who truly understands children." Holly Keller lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

Holly Keller is the creator of many popular books for children, including the Horace books, Farfallina & Marcel, and Help! In applauding her work, School Library Journal noted that she is "an author/artist who truly understands children." Holly Keller lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2010

    Charming story with beautiful illustrations.

    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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