Isabel's House of Butterflies
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Isabel's House of Butterflies by Tony Johnston
Book DescriptionOutside her home in Mexico, grows eight-year-old Isabel's greatest treasure: an beautiful tree. Every autumn, a miracle happens - for Isabel's tree is the wintering place for thousands upon thousands of monarch butterflies that migrate from the north. But this wonder is in danger of disappearing forever. Isabel's family is poor, and it has been a cruel, dry year for her father's meagre crop of corn and beans. Soon, chopping down the tree to sell its wood may be the family's only hope for survival. What will happen to the butterflies then?Tony Johnston's 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 colour and natural beauty.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781586858445
(285mm x 205mm x mm)
Imprint: Gibbs M. Smith Inc
Publisher: Gibbs M. Smith Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Tony Johnston
Tony Johnston is the author of more than one hundred books for young readers, including Desert Song and Desert Dog. Tony's work has received high praise from reviewers and garnered many prestigious awards. She lives in San Marino, California. Susan Guevara has illustrated many books for children and has twice won the American Library Association's prestigious Pura Belpre Award. She was also the recipient of the first Tomas Rivera Award. She lives in Soda Springs, California.
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