Glasswings by Elisa Kleven
A Butterfly's Story

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Young children will enjoy spotting the myriad details in the sumptuous collages that fill the pages, modulating the palette expertly as Claire transforms the gray city into a garden. A joyously optimistic book.
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Claire, a glasswing butterfly whose transparent wings reflect her lush home, finds herself lost in the city after being separated from her family. She doesn’t know how they will ever see her, but she finds new city friends, a pigeon, an ant, and a ladybug, who search for the flowers Claire needs to live. They come upon a tiny urban garden, and as Claire drinks from the flowers’ nectar, she pollinates more flowers. Soon the garden—and Claire's clear wings—fill with color, allowing her family to recognize her at last. Together they create an oasis for all to enjoy.  Facts about glasswing butterflies and pollination complete this beautiful and educational picture book. Kleven’s latest offering is as colorful and delicate as a butterfly’s wings—a treasure that can be cherished for years.
 

About Elisa Kleven

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Elisa Kleven (www.elisakleven.com) grew up making dollhouses and collages out of doilies and postage stamps.  Today, she is thrilled to carry on building her artistic dream worlds in the form of beautiful picture books.  Elisa lives in Berkeley, CA.  
 
Published April 18, 2013 by Dial Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.
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on Mar 13 2013

Young children will enjoy spotting the myriad details in the sumptuous collages that fill the pages, modulating the palette expertly as Claire transforms the gray city into a garden. A joyously optimistic book.

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