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Butterfly Tree

Jilly is walking on the beach when she notices a wispy orange mist in the sky.

Book coverShe calls her mother and they follow the cloud into the woods and come upon a tree covered with thousands of monarch butterflies.

They are awed at the sight. On their way home, Jilly learns that when her mother was a child she also had an encounter with monarch butterflies, which she has never forgotten.

The little girl realizes that they have just made a memory they can cherish together.

Butterfly Tree by Sandra Markle is designed for children 4 through 8 (Peachtree Publishers).


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