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An Extraordinary Life: The Story of a Monarch Butterfly based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This book was a wonderful nonfiction story about the life of the Monarch Butterfly. I enjoyed that the author wrote in a narrative style using factual information. It was the life through story, but with nonfictional information. It was both a great read and very interesting.
An award-winning, detailed and scientific account of the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly. One individual named Danaus is followed from an egg in Massachusetts, which metamorphoses into a beautiful female butterfly, through her migration to Mexico and her return to lay eggs in the U.S. the following spring. Beautiful painted illustrations by Bob Marshall enhance the text, which is very detailed and dry in places. There are maps of the migration routes followed by different populations of monarchs, and side-bar facts for quick browsing. At the end there is information about efforts to protect the monarchs' winter habitat, and how to raise monarch caterpillars into butterflies. A short bibliography is included. First published in 1997. Recommended for elementary and high school students.