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A caterpillar hatches. It eats and eats . . . and grows into a butterfly that flits and floats across the sky. Follow the life cycle of one of nature’s most beautiful creatures in simple text and stunning photos. This unique book features graduated flaps that display each stage of metamorphosis at a glance; turn each flap to reveal engaging facts that kids will love.
Melissa Stewart is an award-winning author of more than 100 science books for children. She serves on the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' board of advisors and is a judge for the American Institute of Physics Children's Science Writing Award. She lives with her husband, Gerard, in Acton, MA. To learn more about Melissa, please visit her website: melissa-stewart.com.
The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is one of the largest and most respected museums in the world. Since the Museum was founded in 1869, its collections have grown to include more than 32 million specimens and artifacts relating to the natural world and human cultures. The Museum showcases its collections in the exhibit halls, and, behind the scenes, more than 200 scientists carry out cutting-edge research. It is also home to the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial, New York State’s official memorial to its thirty-third governor and the nation’s twenty-sixth president, and a tribute to Roosevelt's enduring legacy of conservation. Approximately 5 million people from around the world visit the Museum each year. Plan a trip to the Museum, home of the world's largest collection of dinosaur fossils, or visit online at www.amnh.org.