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    An Unusual Butterfly Journey
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    Also available in: E-Book
    ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-9342-9
    AR Quiz #: 162789
    AR Points: 0.50
    ATOS Level: 4.90
    Lexile Level: 850
    SRC Reading Level: 5.5
    Pages: 32
    Trim Size: 9 3/4 x 9 3/4
    Dewey: 595.78'9
    Reading Grade Level: 3
    Interest Grade Level: 1-4
    Ages: 6-10
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    DESCRIPTION Loree Griffin Burns
    Some farms grow vegetables or grains, and some raise cows, sheep, chickens, or pigs. But have you ever heard of a butterfly farm? How do you raise a butterfly?

    On a farm in Costa Rica, workers care for these delicate, winged creatures as they change from eggs to caterpillars to pupae. Like any other crop, the butterflies will eventually leave the farm. But where will they go? And just how do you ship a butterfly?

    Very carefully! To discover how it works, follow these butterflies on a remarkable journey!

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    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
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    • * Mac OSX v.10.4
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    Book Features
    Free Online Content, Full-Color Photographs, Further Reading, Glossary, Index, Table of Contents, Websites
    About the Author
    Loree Griffin Burns is the author of Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam and the Science of Ocean Motion—an ALA Notable Book for Children, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, and winner of an IRA Children's Book Award. She was shocked to learn that butterflies at the live exhibit near her home in Massachusetts had come from Central America. She and photographer Ellen Harasimowicz spent two unforgettable weeks researching the full story at El Bosque Nuevo, a butterfly farm in Costa Rica. The pair have collaborated on two other award-winning books for children. Visit Loree online at
    About the Illustrator
    Ellen Harasimowicz is a freelance photographer in the Boston area. She has collaborated with Loree Griffin Burns on two other children's books—The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe and Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard—both of which received the Science Books & Films Prize for Excellence in Science Books. For the past several years, Ellen has raised butterflies at her home in Massachusetts, photographing their life cycles and sharing the caterpillars and pupae with young children. Visit her online at
    Awards for this Title
    AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books
    ALA Notable Children's Books
    Building STEAM with Día Book List
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    Maryland Blue Crab Award
    NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
    Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards
    Starred Reviews
    School Library Journal
    "Crisp, full-page photographs capture each impressive stage of the butterfly's journey....This fascinating topic, rarely featured for a young audience, offers an accessible, visual delight." —starred, School Library Journal
    Other Reviews
    The Horn Book Magazine
    "Detailed discussion of each stage in the butterfly life cycle—egg, larva, pupa, and adult—is accompanied by wonderfully sharp, close-up photographs that show intricate structural details." —The Horn Book Magazine
    "Using proper terminology, Burns writes clearly about the butterfly's life cycle....Throughout the book, crisp, nicely composed photos offer excellent views of the butterflies, people, and places mentioned." —Booklist