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Airplanes in the Garden: Monarch Butterflies Take Flight (A Mom's Choice Award Recipient) Hardcover – May 28, 2011
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A story that will entertain while it educates children about the magic and mysterious world of monarch butterflies. Creating awareness and empathy at an early age is our best bet for the protection of these fragile wonders of nature. --Nick de Pencier, Director, PBS's NOVA: The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies
Quiel's beautifully designed illustrations are fresh, vibrant, playful, and eye-catching perfect for capturing the imagination of children of all ages. --Nita Leland, author of Exploring Color and The New Creative Artist
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The book includes an informative section, with maps of the amazing monarch migration, helpful tips to grow your own butterfly-friendly garden, and a lovely song by Rebecca Troon.
More About the Author
Joan Calder, author, horticulturist and garden designer, manages the Greenhouse for Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and teaches garden design classes for the Santa Barbara City College Continuing Education program.
She grew up learning about gardening on a dairy farm in Cato, Wisconsin. After receiving a B.A. in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin, she held a variety of jobs, from recreation director for the U.S. Dept of the Army in Vietnam, to travel agent, to marketing assistant in a high tech company. In 1997 she returned to school to follow her passion; earning an A.S. degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California.
She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Association of Education and Research Greenhouse Curators (AERGC).
Calder lives in Santa Barbara, California with her husband John.
Top Customer Reviews
Joan Ariel, Long-time Librarian and Former Library Director, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
out into nature. Although written for children "Airplanes in the Garden" has a wealth of useful information for adults also
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Joan Calder has developed this book for all ages. The approach is to be enjoyed and used for home and education illustrating the science behind the full cycle of the Monarch... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Airplanes in the Garden is a book I tell my nature loving friends about so they can share the information with their family and friends, young and old. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gardener
This is a beautiful way to introduce your toddler to the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. The pictures are charming!Published 19 months ago by Woodley6
I selected this book all about butterflies for a teenage girl who found it captivating, as did I. How could you not be curious to learn more about these creatures?Published on November 27, 2013 by Margaret C. Curley
Airplanes in the Garden clearly portrays the amazing imagination children are capable of. In this story the reader learns all about the lifecycle of butterflies, their... Read morePublished on September 25, 2013 by The Stuff of Success
I met the author in South Dakota and decided it would be a great book for my grandson. He loves it.Published on September 18, 2013 by Lisa Halprin
What a wonderful, lovely book! I was entranced by the story and the beautiful illustrations from the first page. Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by Laurie Jean