An extraordinary life : the story of a monarch butterfly

by Pringle, Laurence, 1935-

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of Homestead Children Non Fiction J 595.78 Prin
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 595.78 Prin
Dormont Public Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 595.78 P93
Location  Dormont Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 595.78 P93
Oakmont Carnegie Library Non-Fiction J 595.78 PR
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 595.78 PR
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 595.789 P
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 595.789 P

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3^-6. A map of a monarch butterfly's migratory route from Massachusetts to Mexico sets the stage for this exceptional book. Rather than giving the usual survey of the habits, habitat, life cycle, and predators of butterflies, Pringle brings immediacy to his subject by focusing sharply on one monarch, whom he names Danaus. Beginning as an egg on the leaf of a milkweed plant, Danaus goes from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly and makes the long flight to Mexico. There she survives the winter, mates, and flies north to Texas, where she lays her own eggs in a milkweed field. The surprisingly absorbing story of Danaus' life is followed by a discussion of the monarchs' endangered winter refuges in Mexico and an explanation of how to raise monarch butterflies from the caterpillar stage. Throughout the book, Marstall's colorful paintings offer clear, brilliantly colored illustrations of the caterpillars growing, eating, resting, mating, avoiding predators, and flying, flying, flying. An excellent book on a popular species. --Carolyn Phelan"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Monarch butterfly -- Juvenile literature.
Monarch butterfly.
Publisher New York :Orchard Books,1997
Contributors Marstall, Bob.
Language English
Description 64 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 62-63) and index.
ISBN 0531300021
0531330028 (lib. bdg.)
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