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Change is all around us. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; From the first buds of springtime to the first autumn frost, nature shows us that change is all around us and that the world has its own way of beginning anew. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;iandgt;Bird, Butterfly, and Eelandlt;/iandgt; spend their summers on the same coastal farm, but in the fall they go to very distant and different places. Their journeys to the far reaches of land and sea make them remarkable creatures. James Prosek uses their stories and his own sun-kissed paintings to introduce young readers to the basic elements of bird, fish, and insect migration.

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"Jewellike colors, skilled draftsmanship and intelligent composition bring readers right into the world of a trio of migrating animals. In a series of watercolors set in New England, Prosek (A Good Day's Fishing) enlivens his exploration of the life cycles of a barn swallow, a monarch butterfly and an American eel by introducing a sleek black cat into the spreads. She tips her nose up to the low-flying Butterfly, watches Bird as she feeds her nestlings and sits at the edge of Eel's pond (when they've gone south, she lies on an artist's table and sulks). Double-page spreads split horizontally into three panels to convey simultaneous action, and the aerial and underwater views add excitement. Prosek's lean text instructs simply: '[Eel] is eating insects and small fish and storing up energy for her long swimming journey ahead.' The few moments where he does allow himself poetic license stand out by contrast ('Eel's young, small as toothpicks and clear as glass, swim up the creek to the pond'). Even very young readers with an interest in the natural world will relish Prosek's intimate portraits. Ages 6 — 10." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Change is all around us.

From the first buds of springtime to the first autumn frost, nature shows us that change is all around us and that the world has its own way of beginning anew.

Bird, Butterfly, and Eel spend their summers on the same coastal farm, but in the fall they go to very distant and different places. Their journeys to the far reaches of land and sea make them remarkable creatures. James Prosek uses their stories and his own sun-kissed paintings to introduce young readers to the basic elements of bird, fish, and insect migration.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689868290
ill.:
Prosek, James,
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Illustrator:
Prosek, James
Author:
Keats, John
Author:
Prosek, James
Location:
New York
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
Children's poetry, English
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
General
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Monarch butterfly
Subject:
Birds -- Migration.
Subject:
Monarch butterfly -- Migration.
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
PRB 02-10E
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.25 x 10.5 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 32 pages Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - English 9780689868290 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Jewellike colors, skilled draftsmanship and intelligent composition bring readers right into the world of a trio of migrating animals. In a series of watercolors set in New England, Prosek (A Good Day's Fishing) enlivens his exploration of the life cycles of a barn swallow, a monarch butterfly and an American eel by introducing a sleek black cat into the spreads. She tips her nose up to the low-flying Butterfly, watches Bird as she feeds her nestlings and sits at the edge of Eel's pond (when they've gone south, she lies on an artist's table and sulks). Double-page spreads split horizontally into three panels to convey simultaneous action, and the aerial and underwater views add excitement. Prosek's lean text instructs simply: '[Eel] is eating insects and small fish and storing up energy for her long swimming journey ahead.' The few moments where he does allow himself poetic license stand out by contrast ('Eel's young, small as toothpicks and clear as glass, swim up the creek to the pond'). Even very young readers with an interest in the natural world will relish Prosek's intimate portraits. Ages 6 — 10." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Change is all around us.

From the first buds of springtime to the first autumn frost, nature shows us that change is all around us and that the world has its own way of beginning anew.

Bird, Butterfly, and Eel spend their summers on the same coastal farm, but in the fall they go to very distant and different places. Their journeys to the far reaches of land and sea make them remarkable creatures. James Prosek uses their stories and his own sun-kissed paintings to introduce young readers to the basic elements of bird, fish, and insect migration.

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