Monarch and Milkweed

Monarch and Milkweed Cover

Monarch and Milkweed

By Helen Frost; Leonid Gore (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9781416900856, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 4, 2008

Description
One of nature's most perfect relationships
Every spring the monarch butterfly migrates thousands of miles in search of the ideal milkweed plant. When she finds it, she lays her eggs on the plant, so when each egg hatches, the baby caterpillar can feed on the milkweed leaves. The milkweed plant then provides the perfect protection as the caterpillar turns into one of nature's wonders, a chrysalis, before transforming into an even greater wonder: a monarch butterfly. And once the newborn butterfly soars away, the milkweed seeds fly away on the wind and start this cycle over again.
The exacting prose and jewel-toned illustrations echo the harmony of monarch and milkweed in this carefully researched book, explaining one of nature's most spectacular displays in a refreshingly simple manner.


About the Author
HELEN FROST is the author of "Keesha's House," a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, and "Spinning Through the Universe," as well as a book of poetry for adults and many nonfiction books for young readers. She lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Leonid Gore moved to the US from his native Belarus in 1991. He has illustrated many beloved books for children and is also the author and illustrator of Danny s First Snow". Mr. Gore lives in Oakland, New Jersey. Visit him online at LeonidGore.com.