When the beautiful orange Monarch on her fall migration route from Canada to Mexico stops to rest at Wichita Falls, Texas, she makes friends with an old tortoise called Hurry. She tells him, "Maybe one day you'll break out of that shell, grow wings, and fly away," and then she is off again with millions of other Monarchs. In the spring, she stops again at Hurry's garden just long enough to lay her eggs and head north to Canada. Embedded in this lyrical and tender fictional presentation are the fascinating facts about the amazing 2,000-mile migration and the life cycle of butterflies. An afterword provides additional scientific data.
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Antoine Ó Flatharta’s previous children’s book, The Prairie Train, won the Western Writers of America Spur Award. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.
Meilo So’s watercolor illustrations have graced a number of children’s books about nature, including Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City and The Beauty of the Beast: Poems from the Animal Kingdom. He lives in the Shetland Islands, Scotland.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Tells the tale of the journey of the monarch butterfly and is contrasted to the life of the tortoise. Facts about monarch butterflies at the end of the book.
OMG i went to th pennsylvania movies theater and watched this movie/book in 3D it was so great and fantastic. It felt like it was only 15 minutes long. It was the best movie on butterflies you wouldnt even beleive it. Omg the best book/ movie but mom dont let me buy expensive books like this. OMG (OH MY GOSH)!!!!!!(:(:(:(:(::(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(