Synopses & Reviews
WHEN THE LITTLE GIRL saves a tiny caterpillar from a hungry jay, her grandfather helps her make a butterfly house to keep it safe.
They decorate it with colorful flowers and leaves, and the girl watches over the larva as it transforms from caterpillar, to chrysalis, to butterfly. All too soon, it is time to set it free. But even as the years pass, and the young girl grows old, something amazing happens each spring. Butterflies come to her garden -- filling the air like autumn leaves! Could they be coming back to return the kindness that the little girl had shown so long ago?
Eve Bunting's lyrical language and Greg Shed's sun-kissed paintings make for a brilliant celebration of nature, spring, and the cycle of life.
About the Author
Eve Bunting was born in 1928 in Ireland where she was raised, and she graduated from Methodist College. She has written more than two hundred books, ranging from picture books to young adult novels. Her subject matter spans both fantasy and reality. She has received countless awards for her writing, and never ceases to produce new books. Eve says that as long as the world is full of such wonderful ideas, she will continue writing. In addition, she says that, for her, writing is like breathing--it is necessary. This wonderful writer is also wonderful wife to her husband Ed and a mother of three - one daughter and two sons - Christine, Sloan and Glenn.