Glasswings

A Butterfly's Story

By Elisa Kleven
(Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803737426, 32pp.)

Publication Date: April 18, 2013

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Description

Claire, a glasswing butterfly whose transparent wings reflect her lush home, finds herself lost in the city after being separated from her family. She doesn’t know how they will ever see her, but she finds new city friends, a pigeon, an ant, and a ladybug, who search for the flowers Claire needs to live. They come upon a tiny urban garden, and as Claire drinks from the flowers’ nectar, she pollinates more flowers. Soon the gardenand Claire's clear wingsfill with color, allowing her family to recognize her at last. Together they create an oasis for all to enjoy.  Facts about glasswing butterflies and pollination complete this beautiful and educational picture book. Kleven’s latest offering is as colorful and delicate as a butterfly’s wingsa treasure that can be cherished for years.




About the Author
Elisa Kleven is the author and/or illustrator of more than 30 picture books for children. While growing up in Los Angeles, California, Elisa spent many hours creating intricate worlds populated with imaginative characters and surrounded by picturesque murals of nature. After studying literature at University of California, Berkeley, she taught school for several years, practicing her writing during summer breaks. Known for creating magical worlds peopled with endearing characters and visually-stunning multi-media illustrations, Elisa's books have been recognized by the American Library Association, The New York Times, The Junior Library Guild, School Library Journal, and The American Institute of Graphic Arts. Elisa lives near San Francisco with her husband Paul and her children, Mia and Ben, along with various cats and dogs.
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