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When Butterflies Cross the Sky: The Monarch Butterfly Migration

Soar alongside one particular monarch butterfly, and discover why its migration is one of the world's most extraordinary. Realistic illustrations illuminate the journey, while the narrative excites and educates.



School Library Connection - Karen M. Smith, Head of Children’s Services, Livonia Public Library, MI

"With beautiful illustrations and simple text, this series about migration for the purpose of reproduction will make a nice classroom discussion-starter. . . .The format will appeal to all collections; however, the series is very readable and will be enjoyed by many children." - School Library Connection

January 1, 2016

NSTA Recommends - Judy Kraus, Science Teacher, Hyde Park Middle School

"Acrylic, oil, and prisma color pencil illustrations by Joshua S. Brunet bring the monarch butterflies to life on each page. Blankets of orange and black decorating the trees in the forests of Mexico are beautifully drawn. A map marking the journey from as far away as Canada to Mexico gives the reader a frame of reference for the amazing journey. Fast facts, a glossary, critical thinking questions, and additional resources are available at the conclusion of the text, providing extensions." - NSTA Recommends

March 3, 2015

Sharon Katz Cooper

Sharon Katz Cooper

Sharon Katz Cooper is a science educator and freelance writer who specializes in science and social studies topics. She has written more than 25 books for children, including a series called Horrible Habitats, which was recommended by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). She is based in Pittsburgh, Penn., where she lives with her husband and three boys, Reuven, Judah, and Yaron.

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