I Wish I Were a Butterfly (Hardcover)

By James Howe, Ed Young (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152004705, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 20, 1987

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/28/1994)
Prebound (2/1/1994)

List Price: 17.00*
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Description

The littlest cricket of Swampswallow Pond is convinced only by the Wise Old One that being special has nothing to do with physical metamorphosis, flashy colors, or shimmering wings. “The cricket is every child who stopped the music because someone criticized casually, thoughtlessly. It takes a wise friend to bring the music back.”--School Library Journal


About the Author

James Howe has published more than seventy books for young readers, including the wildly popular Bunnicula, which, along with its sequels, has earned children's choice awards in 18 states. His other books include the Sebastian Barth mysteries, the Pinky and Rex read-aloud series, and The Watcher, a highly acclaimed young adult novel.


ED YOUNG is the renowned author-illustrator of more than fifty books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China and the Caldecott Honor book Seven Blind Mice. He lives in New York.