A Place for Butterflies Melissa Stewart Author
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Butterfly lovers, unite!Butterfly species are disappearing in the U.S., and award-winning nonfiction science writer Melissa Stewart shares why and how we can help. A teacher and classroom favorite from the celebrated A Place for… series!Once abundant monarch butterflies are disappearing in the U.S.…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 part of the prize-winning A Place for… series, six titles that open readers’ minds to a wide range of environmental issues and shows how humans are striving to protect animals and their natural habitats.Also available:A Place for BatsA Place for BirdsA Place for FishA Place for FrogsA Place for TurtlesTeacher’s Guide available.Awards:Best Children’s Books of the Year / Bank Street College of EducationConservation Book of the Year Award / Izaak Walton League of AmericaGreen Earth Book Award (Nonfiction) / Newton Marasco FoundationNSTA Recommends / National Science Teachers Association

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