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An Extraordinary Life: The Story of a Monarch Butterfly

by Laurence Pringle
Illustrated by Bob Marstall

Published by Orchard, 1997
64 pages
ISBN: 0-531-30002-1

Ages 9 - 12

Laurence Pringle's skillfully written nonfiction narrative follows one butterfly on its migratory journey from the eastern United States to central Mexico, and back north again to Texas. His text unfolds with all the drama of a well-told story, but Pringle writes with the understanding that the drama is found in nature itself, not in embellishments. Bob Marstall's beautifully rendered paintings are filled with intricate, informative details. Many monarchs never survive the migratory journey southward or the wintering months because of predators, hazards both natural and man-made, and the destruction of the natural environment. But millions of butterflies still survive--one of nature's wonders that Laurence Pringle invites readers to behold. CCBC categories: The Natural World.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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