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The Mystery of Monarch Metamorphosis

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This heart-warming story and remarkable photography detail the complete stages of metamorphosis, a scientific wonder studied by readers of all ages. It is a delightful work following the journey of one of nature’s most mysterious miracles as a tiny (egg), dropped on a milkweed leaf, follows its four-stage course of development from a centimeter-sized caterpillar, (larva), changing to chrysalis, (pupa) then into a Monarch butterfly (adult). Each stage is documented with the author’s photographs demonstrating the unbelievable changes in size, shape, color, form and appendages.

FORMAT – Hard Cover - $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-9794940-9-3
Publish Date: 2012
Pages: 20
Full Color
Size: 11 x 8.5 x .2 inches

Reviews & Comments

"This book is perfect for all generations."
~ Georgia Rettmer, illustrator of "its takes two"

"The suspense of the final revelation is kept alive throughout the story by choosing exactly the right photo to explain the mystery as it proceeds to its magical ending."
~ Patsy A. Meisel, Ph.D., Minnesota State University, Mankato

"This gem of a story sets out to document with photos and prose the life cycle of the butterfly. A skillfully focused camera captures the major stages of metamorphosis that transform a mere speck on a weed to a wonder of nature."
~ John Cross, Senior staff photographer and outdoor writer, Mankato Free Press