A Butterfly Called Hope (Hardcover)

By Mary Alice Monroe, Barbara J. Bergwerf (Illustrator)

Arbordale Publishing, 9781607188544, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 10, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/10/2013)
Prebound (8/10/2013)
Paperback, Spanish (8/10/2013)

List Price: 17.95*
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The colorful flowers in Mama's garden reveal a strange-looking creature. -What is it? Does it sting, does it bite?- Join in this photographic journey as the young girl and her mother care for the caterpillar. Watch as it transforms into a chrysalis and then emerges as a beautiful monarch butterfly. How can the young girl -claim- the butterfly as her own but still let it go free?

About the Author

Barbara J. Bergwerf photo journals her nature-related volunteer involvement at the South Carolina Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital, the Island Turtle Team on Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island, and the South Carolina Center for Birds of Prey. She's collaborated with best-selling novelist Mary Alice Monroe to share butterfly and loggerhead sea turtle photos with children through A Butterfly Called Hope and the award-winning Turtle Summer: A Journal for my Daughter. Her incredible photos also grace the award-winning children's book, Carolina's Story: Sea Turtles Get Sick Too! Barbara thought that she was retiring when she and her husband moved to the South Carolina Lowcountry. Somehow retirement doesn't seem to be in her vocabulary! Visit Barbara's website: