Four Wings and a Prayer (Paperback)
Caught in the Mystery of the Monarch Butterfly
Vintage, 9780375701948, 224pp.
Publication Date: July 9, 2002
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In Four Wings and a Prayer, Sue Halpern sets off on an adventure to delve into the secrets behind this extraordinary phenomenon. She visits scientists and butterfly lovers across the country, offering a keenly observed portrait of the monarchs’ migration and of the people for whom they have become a glorious obsession. Combining science, memoir, and travel writing, Four Wings and a Prayer is an absorbing travelogue and a fascinating meditation on a profound mystery of the natural world.
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Praise For Four Wings and a Prayer: Caught in the Mystery of the Monarch Butterfly…
“A charming, sophisticated, and dryly witty account of this most beguiling of insects and the engaging fold who make up its devouts.” —The Seattle Times
“Nature writing at its best. [Halpern’s] spare, direct prose gracefully weds scientific passion with poetic precision.” —The Christian Science Monitor
“Sue Halpern is hot on the trail of one of nature’s more intriguing mysteries. . . . Full of fascinating fact and conjecture delivered in clear layman’s language.” —The Boston Globe