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K-Gr 3This title seamlessly weaves two stories in one. When Carmen has to follow the life span of a monarch butterfly for a school assignment, she brings home a tiny caterpillar trapped in a jar. The project sparks her grandfather’s memories of growing up in Michoacan, Mexico, where the monarchs migrate before winter. As he relates to his granddaughter how the butterflies changed his small town once a year, the two come closer together. This story works well in many levels: the science behind the project is well explained, the details of the man’s story are vivid, and the bonding between Carmen and her grandfather rings true. The colorful, full-page acrylic illustrations that align with the story and the large-font type make this title ideal for young readers. Even though the translation is not precise (some sentences were shorten in the Spanish text), this well-written title is an ideal vehicle for exploring intergenerational relationships. Recommended for libraries and bookstores.