by Loree Griffin Burns
Some farms grow vegetables or grains, and some raise cows, sheep, chickens, or pigs. But have you ever heard of a butterfly farm? How do you raise a butterfly?
On a farm in Costa Rica, workers care for these delicate, winged creatures as they change from eggs to caterpillars to pupae. Like any other crop, the butterflies will eventually leave the farm. But where will they go? And just how do you ship a butterfly?
Very carefully! To discover how it works, follow these butterflies on a remarkable journey!
Handle with Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey
Loree Griffin Burns is the author of Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam and the Science of Ocean Motion--an ALA Notable Book for Children, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, and winner of an IRA Children's Book Award. She was shocked to learn that butterflies at the live exhibit near her home in Massachusetts had come from Central America. She and photographer Ellen Harasimowicz spent two unforgettable weeks researching the full story at El Bosque Nuevo, a butterfly farm in Costa Rica. The pair have collaborated on two other award-winning books for children.
Publisher:Lerner Publishing Group
Age Range:6 - 9 Years
- Butterflies -Costa Rica -Butterfly farming
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Butterflies, Moths & Caterpillars Technology
- Agriculture -Butterflies