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The Butterflies' Promise

The Butterflies' Promise

by Julie Ovenell-Carter, Kitty Macaulay
     
 

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Young Millie and her grandpa were a great gardening team. Now Grandpa is confined to a wheelchair and living in a nursing home. Millie urges her parents to build a "wheelchair garden" so they can garden together again, and then the butterflies, which have special meaning to them, return to the flowers. Endnotes contain information on plants that attract

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Young Millie and her grandpa were a great gardening team. Now Grandpa is confined to a wheelchair and living in a nursing home. Millie urges her parents to build a "wheelchair garden" so they can garden together again, and then the butterflies, which have special meaning to them, return to the flowers. Endnotes contain information on plants that attract butterflies.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sheree Van Vreede
Milly loves to help her grandpa in the garden. She especially loves all of the butterflies. "Grandpa's flying flowers," she calls them. When Grandpa gets sick and has to move into a nursing facility, Milly is afraid that he will miss his garden. With the help of her parents, she makes sure this doesn't happen. This is a timely story that deals with the realities of aging and the concept of change. Butterflies, gardens, as well as the changing seasons help to demonstrate this aspect of life. Children can watch as Milly learns to cope with her grandpa's illness and the trauma of his move. Bright, lively illustrations accompany the text, and the book ends with a short summary on butterflies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550375664
Publisher:
Annick Press, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
AD630L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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by Julie Ovenell-Carter and illustrated by Kitty Macaulay

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