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  • Published: 1 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9781561457847
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $12.99

A Place for Butterflies



Once abundant monarch butterflies are disappearing in the United States, but that's only part of the story. Many other butterfly species are also in trouble, and human action is often the cause of their plight. What can we do to help protect this important insect?

In clear and compelling language, Melissa Stewart showcases twelve North American butterflies—from the familiar eastern tiger swallowtail to the rare Palos Verdes blue butterfly—and the ecosystems that support their survival.

The simple narrative states the dangers that each of these butterfly populations face, and informative sidebars describe the efforts of people to save them. Featuring glorious full-color illustrations by Higgins Bond and range maps for each butterfly, this book is perfect for aspiring entomologists and conservationists.

This nonfiction picture book is one of the six titles in the prize-winning A Place for... series, a collection that opens readers' minds to a wide range of environmental issues and shows how humans are striving to protect animals and their natural habitats.

  • Published: 1 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9781561457847
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $12.99

About the author

MELISSA STEWART

Melissa Stewart has always been fascinated by the natural world and enjoys sharing it with readers of all ages. She is the award-winning author of more than 100 books for young readers and has written more than 70 articles for children and adults. Trained as a scientist and a journalist, Melissa believes that nothing brings writing to life like firsthand research. While gathering information for her books, Melissa has explored tropical forests in Costa Rica, gone on safari in East Africa, and swum with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands. She can’t imagine any job she’d rather have!

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Praise for A Place for Butterflies

"Gorgeous artwork shows up-close portraits of each butterfly, as well as a larger, detailed view of its habitat. Good observers will spot each butterfly, egg or caterpillar within the habitat." —Kirkus Reviews "Rich with color and detail, Bond's paintings of varied ecosystems offer plenty for children to see while they learn the facts about butterflies and the accessible message about conservation." —Booklist "Eye-catching and informative." —School Library Journal

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