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Isabels House of Butterflies by Tony Johnston 0871564092 9780871564092
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Isabels House of Butterflies by Tony Johnston

Outside her home in Michoacan, Mexico, grows eight-year-old Isabels greatest treasure: an oyamel tree. Here, every autumn, a miracle happens-for Isabels tree is the wintering place for thousands upon thousands of monarch butterflies that migrate from the north. When they flutter down to roost, they transform Isabels tree into La casa de las mariposas-The House of Butterflies.< BR>But this wonder is in danger of disappearing forever. Isabels family is poor, and it is a cruel, dry year for Papas meager crop of corn and beans. Soon, chopping down the tree to sell its wood may be the familys only hope for survival. What will happen to the butterflies then?< BR>Tony Johnstons poignant tale, as brief and luminous as the lives of the butterflies themselves, is all the more compelling because of the real-life dilemma it presents. Lush paintings by Susan Guevara radiate with the warmth and tenderness between Isabel and her family, and capture Mexican rural life in all its vibrant color and natural beauty. < BR

Author: Tony Johnston

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 32

Publisher: Sierra Club Books for Children

Publication Date: 2003-08-20

Our Price: $5.13

ISBN: 0871564092

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