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