A Butterfly Is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston, Sylvia Long

By Dianna Hutts Aston, Sylvia Long

The creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet and A Seed Is Sleepy have teamed up back to create this beautiful and informative advent to the area of butterflies. From iridescent blue swallowtails and amazing orange monarchs to the worlds tiniest butterfly (Western Pygmy Blue) and the most important (Queen Alexandra's Birdwing), a tremendous number of butterflies are celebrated the following in all in their good looks and beauty. ideal for a child's bed room bookshelf or for a lecture room examining circle!

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The last of the chimes had just died away. 58 The clock had pointed at twenty-three to nine ever since Darius could remember. Yet now it showed eleven o’clock. And even though the time was just after eight in the morning, it seemed to be nothing short of a miracle. ‘That clock hasn’t moved in forty-two years,’ said Hector, shaking his head in disbelief. ‘The earthquake must have loosened it,’ said Cyrus. ‘So a scientist would say,’ replied Hector. ’ Cyrus rolled his eyes. ‘I wonder what else has happened,’ remarked Darius’s father, with a strange enthusiasm in his voice.

I’m going to build new things, bridges and buildings and things that people will use, real things, things that will make a difference. That’s how we’ll be something again. Think about it. ’ Darius did want to do that. When he was old enough to go to university, he wanted to learn to do something important. Maybe he would be a scientist or an architect. Or maybe an engineer, like Cyrus. But he wasn’t sure if that meant he had to turn his back on everything that had happened before. Cyrus seemed almost to take a kind of pleasure in telling his father that everything that had happened before was irrelevant.

The 47 next time he went to the jungle house, he had that feeling you have when you know you’re going somewhere for the last time, or almost the last time. You fi nd yourself spending all your time thinking about what it will be like when you can’t go there any more, and none of your time actually enjoying being there. He was with Oliver Roberts and Paul Klasky. They had been best friends since the fi rst grade. Oliver was a tall, thoughtful boy whose clothes always seemed to lag a centimetre or two behind his rate of growth.

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