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A captivating look at the extraordinary journey that monarch butterflies take each year from Canada to Mexico; with text in both English and Spanish.
Rhyming text and lively illustrations showcase the epic trip taken by the monarch butterflies. At the end of each summer, these international travelers leave Canada to fly south to Mexico for the winter--and now readers can come along for the ride! Over mountains capped with snow, to the deserts down below. Children will be delighted to share in the fascinating journey of the monarchs and be introduced to the people and places they pass before they finally arrive in the forests that their ancestors called home.
Ben Gundersheimer (Mister G)
Marcos Almada Rivero
Butterflies · Nature · Creativity
Nancy Paulsen Books
“A bilingual love poem of admiration and respect for the millions of monarch butterflies that journey south to Mexico every year. . . . Almada Rivero's warm and friendly illustrations showcase the various people and animals the monarch encounters in its 3,000-mile journey. . . . Gundersheimer's recounting of the lepidoptera's journey is told in a bilingual poem. . . . Like the butterfly traveling south and north, the languages switch prominence, displaying in the larger font the principal—and rhyming—language in each spread. . . . Backmatter includes facts on the round trip the butterflies undertake, the ‘super generation’ that makes the trek south, and a call to action to protect the monarchs as they slowly lose their habitats. Uplifting and inspiring of further research.” [Kirkus]
Item Weight : 15.6 ounces
Dimensions : 10.44 x 0.4 x 10.31 in