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Where butterflies grow / by Joanne Ryder ; pictures by Lynne Cherry.

By: Ryder, Joanne.
Contributor(s): Cherry, Lynne [ill] | Buckley, Virginia [edt] | Levinson, Riki [bkd] | South China Printing Co [prt] | E.P. Dutton (Firm) [pbl].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Lodestar books: Publisher: New York : E.P. Dutton, c1989Edition: 1st ed.Description: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 27 cm.ISBN: 0525672842 (lib. bdg.); 9780525672845 (lib. bdg.).Subject(s): Butterflies -- Juvenile fiction | Butterfly gardening -- Juvenile fiction | Imagination -- Juvenile fiction | Natural history | Insects -- Juvenile fiction | Caterpillars -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: 595.78/9/04334 LOC classification: QL544.2 | .R93 1989Summary: Describes what it feels like to change from a caterpillar into a butterfly. Includes gardening tips to attract butterflies.
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"Editor: Virginia Buckley ; Designer: Riki Levinson"--t.p. verso.

Describes what it feels like to change from a caterpillar into a butterfly. Includes gardening tips to attract butterflies.

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PreS-Gr 2-- For young children, there's no better way to introduce the world of science than through one of nature's miracles, and it is difficult to find a better example than in this wondrous story of birth and transformation. ``Imagine you are someone small. . .'' So begins the readers' journey as a tiny caterpillar embarking on one of life's odysseys. The story goes through the stages of growth as the egg evolves from birth to the glorious moment when the butterfly takes wing. Through the personalized adventure and Ryder's strong sensory imagery, readers become the tiny creature, growing and changing. As a wonderful postscript, Ryder gives directions for adapting a part of a garden to attract butterflies. The book is packed with good information presented in an imaginative way. Cherry's illustrations span the full page, using boxes in sequence to magnify details or follow action. Another special feature of her lush watercolors is the many small creatures hidden among the plant life, inviting readers to sharpen their powers of observation. As it opens children's eyes to one of the wonders of nature, this book is sure to delight as well as teach. --Virginia E. Jeschelnig, Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, Willowick, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Joanne Ryder studied journalism at Marquette University. For several years she was an editor of children's books in New York, before she quit to write full-time. <p> Ryder is an award-winning author whose books offer a unique blend of poetry and science. Her Just for a Day series invites children into the world of wild animals, ranging from a sea otter to Tyrannosaurus rex. <p> Ryder's book, The Snail's Spell, won a New York Academy of Sciences Book Award. She has been named three times in the annual list of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by a joint committee of the Children's Book Council and the National Science Teachers Association. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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