Hurry and the Monarch by Antoine O Flatharta & Meilo So

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When the beautiful orange Monarch on her fall migration route from Canada to Mexico stops to rest at Wichita Falls, Texas, she makes friends with an old tortoise called Hurry. She tells him, "Maybe one day you'll break out of that shell, grow wings, and fly away," and then she is off again with millions of other Monarchs. In the spring, she stops again at Hurry's garden just long enough to lay her eggs and head north to Canada. Embedded in this lyrical and tender fictional presentation are the fascinating facts about the amazing 2,000-mile migration and the life cycle of butterflies. An afterword provides additional scientific data.

About Antoine O Flatharta & Meilo So

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Antoine Ó Flatharta's previous children's book, The Prairie Train, won the Western Writers of America Spur Award. He lives in Dublin, Ireland. Meilo So's watercolor illustrations have graced a number of children's books about nature, including Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City and The Beauty of the Beast: Poems from the Animal Kingdom. He lives in the Shetland Islands, Scotland.
Published May 29, 2013 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A migrating monarch lights on a tortoise’s back for a brief conversation, resumes her long journey to Mexico, returns to the tortoise’s garden the next Spring, and continues on to a final rest as the eggs she leaves behind hatch and grow to maturity before the tortoise’s eyes.

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