The Butterfly Garden
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The Robin Hill School first-graders learn about butterflies in this springtime Ready-to-Read! When a package arrives on Mrs. Connor’s desk, everyone is eager to find out what’s in it. Mrs. Connor hints that it’s something that changes from one thing to another. The children soon discover that it’s not a monster or a superhero, but a jar with five caterpillars. The class is going to learn about the life cycle of butterflies! They patiently watch as the caterpillars eat and eat and grow and grow, become chrysalises, and then emerge as beautiful butterflies. And all the children agree that butterflies are “even better than a superhero.”
A monarch butterfly's life cycle comes to life in this beautiful lift-the-flap book. An egg, a feast, a transformation . . . The fascinating life cycle of the monarch butterfly is illuminated in this special lift-the-flap book with illustrations from printmaker Laura Weston. Told in simple language with black-and-white illustrations, the book's many flaps reveal flashes of exquisite color. Watch the monarch butterfly’s metamorphosis from egg to caterpillar to butterfly, then go on an incredible journey as it migrates for winter.
This delightful and ingenious pop-up book traces a caterpillar's evolution from lowly cocoon to magnificent winged butterfly. Along the way we find cunning insects hidden in the grass, inchworms munching their way through a jungle of leaves, and a floral paradise where the newly hatched butterfly makes its home. Intricately constructed with the dazzling color and delicate details that have become UG's trademark, this book also tells young readers one of nature's most basic stories.
"Near an isolated mansion a beautiful garden is discovered with luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of 'butterflies'--young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed by the Gardener, a twisted man obsessed with preserving his lovely specimens. When a survivor is questioned, the more she shares, the more agents wonder what she is hiding"--
Little Caterpillar is starting to behave rather oddly, annoying the other animals in the garden. But then something peculiar and rather wonderful happens.
The Butterfly Garden is an entertaining introduction to the life cycle of a butterfly - played out by a fat caterpillar, a hungry kookaburra and a supporting cast of beautiful butterflies. Spare and simple, The Butterfly Garden also weaves in the idea of how the kookaburra may have got his laugh. Fern Martins illustrations are a mix of strong colour and transluscent beauty. Her stained-glass interpretations of the cocoon at its various stages show its ephemeral quality in a joyful and fluid way. This feel-good board book for Early Childhood will bring a smile to all readers.
Raised in an exclusive boarding school among Fifth Avenue’s finest, Meg Davenport has all she’s ever needed . . . but none of the things she’s wanted most, like family or dreams of a future that include anything other than finding a suitable match. So when her distant father dies, she seizes the chance to throw etiquette aside and do as she pleases. Especially when she learns that John Davenport wasn’t the wealthy businessman she thought, but one of the Gilded Age’s most talented thieves. Poised to lead those loyal to Meg’s father, Ian Maguire knows the last thing his mentor would have wanted is for his beloved daughter to follow in his footsteps. Yet Meg is determined, and her connections to one of New York’s wealthiest families could help Ian pull off his biggest heist yet. But are they both in over their heads? And in trying to gain everything, will they end up losing it all?
This lift-the-flap picture book tells the story of Ben, a bear who lovs butterflies and wants to grow some flowers that will attract them to his garden. Children can read about how he plants his seeds and watches them grow. By lifting the flaps, children can see what is happening under the ground.
Sometimes we’re lucky enough to get that second chance – in life and in love. That Second Chance Series are stand-alone stories of strong women who battle heartache and loss with a courage and determination to find new paths and true love. What ties them together? A common theme: belief in the beauty of that second chance. The Butterfly Garden is Book Six of That Second Chance Series. Sometimes love happens when you least expect it… Jenny Romano has never been a white-picket-fence, happily-ever-after girl. Despite a mother who rejected her free-spirited, unique ways as irresponsible and just plain wrong, Jenny has found happiness as a photographer, flitting around the country and snapping photos of other people’s lives. Her older sister, Grace, has a husband, children, and a carpool schedule. She’s the one their mother calls “perfect.” But when tragedy strikes her sister’s carefully constructed life, Jenny must step in and help. Soon, she’s knee-deep in small-town, suburban life, the kind she’s always avoided… Psychologist Elliot Drake spends so much time healing other people’s pain that he prefers to keep his own relationships short and uncomplicated. He’s loved and lost once and with a young daughter to raise, he’s not willing to risk his heart again. Of course, he’s never met anyone quite like Jenny. Outrageous and unpredictable, she’s nothing like her well-controlled older sister. And the more he’s around Jenny, the more he wonders if short-term is really what he wants… Elliot and Jenny are about to discover that real life happens whether you want it to or not. Will they let real love happen, too? That Second Chance Series:Book One: Pulling Home (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Promise)Book Two: The Way They Were (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Secret)Book Three: Simple Riches (Also prequel to A Family Affair: Winter)Book Four: Paradise FoundBook Five: Not Your Everyday HousewifeBook Six: The Butterfly Garden
Amish woman Sara Lapp is shunned for studying to become a midwife. Her first call to tend a birth comes from Mad Adam Zuckerman. But Adam's wife has already died, and Sara learns that Adam called her only to take his children. Adam is afraid he will hurt his children in the way his father hurt him. Without his wife to protect them, Adam must find someone else, and he can think of only one woman brave enough, Sara, whose passion for things beyond her control is greater than is good for her. When Adam is hurt, Sara and his girls move in. When the Bishop insists that they marry or be shunned Sara and Adam face the greatest challenge of their lives.Annette Blair is the Development Director and Journalism Advisor at a private New England prep school. Always happy crafting a new romance, Annette loves hearing from her readers, antiquing and collecting glass slippers. The Butterfly Garden is her second Amish historical Romance.
Olivia and Maro are two typical children living a typical life. That is, until the day they chase a butterfly through a field and find themselves in an entirely new world. Their journey far from home is full of magical creatures and enchanted forests. Will Olivia and Maro be able to save the butterfly garden? Will they outsmart the evil bat king? Will they ever get home again? Olivia and Maro and the Butterfly Garden follows their adventures through delights and dangers. This charming fairy tale will intrigue and entertain readers of all ages.
Sarah-Jane and her two cousins try to uncover the identity of the mysterious old woman who makes the sock monkeys sold at the local craft store.
Strawberry Shortcake and her friends can't wait to visit the butterfly garden! But when one of the butterflies escapes, Strawberry must figure out a way to bring the butterfly safely home. Can Strawberry Shortcake save the day?
Transform these butterflies to a work of art for your bookcase! More than 50 fluttery species will delight you in this unique book that transforms into art. Paper press-outs allow you to view individual insects in relief. Key characteristics of the diverse range of magical winged creatures captured in these pages are described by James Lowen, an award-winning writer, photographer, and nature guide. You’ll find both well-known and exotic specimens from around the globe. When you’ve set all the butterflies free, display the open book on your shelf as an art piece. It makes a lovely gift for gardeners and nature lovers alike.
There is for all of us a profound Moment of Truth that lies in wait—a moment that transfixes our attention and forces us to confront the essential question in life: Who am I? For Chip St. Clair that moment came when he learned that the man he called “Dad” was an impostor—a child killer who had been on the run for nearly three decades. After turning his father in on a cold January night in 1998, St. Clair embarked on a quest for his true identity, a journey that began when he opened a nondescript black trunk: Inside he found his birth certificate—typed over and forged. His “date of birth”? The same day his father had killed a child five years earlier. Along with that, more “answers” that spawned more questions: photographs of young children he didn’t know; locks of hair; a jewelry box full of baby teeth; and records of tens of thousands of dollars in loans taken out by his parents in his name. While forensic tests and DNA proved the answer to the most important question—was he the biological son of a convicted child killer?—the rest of the mysteries may never be solved. What St. Clair discovered as he tried to unravel the swath of lies his “parents” had woven across at least seven states is something that all of us can learn from: Oftentimes the answers we seek are within us and the only path to fulfillment is to make peace with the unknown. His eventual epiphany, which took place in a butterfly garden, freed him to leave his haunted past behind and to construct a future full of light and hope. Most important, he learned that our fate, our path in life, is not determined by demons of the past or by DNA, but the power of our own free will and what we hold in our hearts.
This is the story of how we started and developed our butterfly garden. It started first with flowers popular with the various butterflies in our area. The process was educational, entertaining, delightful and sometimes even heartbreaking. Everything from hand-feeding butterflies to giving them medical attention. It's an unbelievable story you are sure to enjoy along with learning about these wonderful creatures of nature, the butterflies.
Ophelia Castellan will never be just another girl at Elsinore Academy. Seeing ghosts is not a skill prized in future society wives. Even when she takes her pills, the bean sidhe beckon, reminding her of a promise to her dead mother. Now, in the wake of the Headmaster's sudden death, the whole academy is in turmoil, and Ophelia can no longer ignore the fae. Especially once she starts seeing the Headmaster's ghosts—two of them—on the school grounds. Her only confidante is Dane, the Headmaster's grieving son. Yet even as she gives more of herself to him, Dane spirals toward a tragic fate—dragging Ophelia, and the rest of Elsinore, with him. You know how this story ends. Yet even in the face of certain death, Ophelia has a choice to make—and a promise to keep.
With an emphasis on conservation and more than nine hundred full-color photographs, a comprehensive field guide furnishes all the information necessary for finding and identifying caterpillars, with information on key physical characteristics, habitats, and host plants and tips on butterfly gardening.