A Butterfly's Story

By Elisa Kleven

Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803737426, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 18, 2013


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.

Praise For Glasswings

"Seasoned illustrator Kleven presents a rich, colorful picture book with a strong ecological message...a joyously optimistic book." - Kirkus Reviews

"This emotionally satisfying story will be equally at home in storytime or science class." - School Library Journal