Monarch and Milkweed

Monarch and Milkweed

Book - 2008
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One of nature's most perfect relationships

Every spring the monarch butterfly migrates thousands of miles in search of the ideal milkweed plant. When she finds it, she lays her eggs on the plant, so when each egg hatches, the baby caterpillar can feed on the milkweed leaves. The milkweed plant then provides the perfect protection as the caterpillar turns into one of nature's wonders, a chrysalis, before transforming into an even greater wonder: a monarch butterfly. And once the newborn butterfly soars away, the milkweed seeds fly away on the wind and start this cycle over again.

The exacting prose and jewel-toned illustrations echo the harmony of monarch and milkweed in this carefully researched book, explaining one of nature's most spectacular displays in a refreshingly simple manner.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781416900856
Branch Call Number: jP Frost
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., map ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Gore, Leonid


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Sep 08, 2011

This is a very well written book highlighting the relationship between the milkweed and Monarch butterfly throughout the year. My son wanted me to read it over and over again. He enjoyed looking at the maps in the front and back of the book, pointing out where we live, and telling me where the butterflies would be at which time of year. I highly recommend this book!


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