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  • Published: Honesdale, Penn. : Wordsong, c2008.
  • Year Published: 2008
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 1590785584 (hc.)
  • 9781590785584 (hc.)

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The Monarch's progress : poems with wings

by Harley, Avis.

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Call number: J 811 Ha

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"Wordsong, an imprint of Boyds Mills Press, Inc."--T.p. verso.

Sipping supper -- Feet treat -- Catching a butterfly (1) -- Catching a butterfly (2) -- Monarch beginnings -- Worldly wise -- Getting ready -- Final finery -- Who can decorate -- Opposites -- You've got male -- Wondrous wings -- Chaos -- The skyway to Mexico -- A note to the monarchs -- Wintering over -- There are no borders -- Before -- Small matters.

"Why are butterflies so universally loved? Is it the dazzling colors within exquisite winged living art? Is it the miracle of change that fascinates us--that wonderful metamorphosis from tiny egg to brilliant insect? Avis Harley explores these questions and many others that have captivated humans throughout history. Eighteen structured poems--haiku, sonnets, cinquain, limerick, and other forms--examine how monarch butterflies taste with their feet, migrate 2,500 miles every year, and cover entire forest groves when they rest. A 'Small Matters' section at the back explains the facts and science in the poems."--Publisher description.

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lovely poetry

What a delightful book. A poem about a wonderful creature that we see in the summer everyday. Each part of the life of a monarch is illustrated and a poem is written about it.. The poems take various ways of writing them and are god examples if you'd like to write one similar. There are some tidbits about monarchs in the last two pages. Did you know that you can tell a male monarch from a female by two little dots on the back of two of their wings? There's always something new to learn, even if it's in a children's book.

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