The MONARCH: Saving Our Most-Loved Butterfly - Hardcover Book + FREE SEEDS

The MONARCH: Saving Our Most-Loved Butterfly - Hardcover Book + FREE SEEDS



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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 8” x 8” x .5”
First published: April 12, 2017
Publisher: St. Lynn’s Press, Pittsburgh, PA

I first became interested in monarch butterflies 11 years ago. Since that time, I've studied them, raised them, tagged them for research, and most recently traveled to the Transvolcanic Belt mountains in central Mexico, where they migrate, to see them in their winter home.

I own quite a few books about monarchs and one thing I noticed was that the biggest lot of them were either children’s or youth books, or they tended to be textbooky. If someone wanted to buy a comprehensive book about monarchs that had the kind of information that covered most of the bases without being either too elementary or too boring, they’d be hard-pressed to find it.
I wrote THE MONARCH with the intent of bridging the gap that existed between both ends of that spectrum and now that it’s all said and done, I think I accomplished that goal.

The book starts with my story of how I became interested in monarch butterflies. That tale, which took me ten years to learn its ending, is nearly as fascinating as the monarch itself. It’s one of those “you can’t make this stuff up” kind of things.

• Eighty-five percent of the 160+ photos in the book were taken by me, over the last eleven years that I’ve been studying the monarch. You’ll find detailed images of every stage of the life cycle as well as many photos that are just plain pretty, because the monarch is an attractive subject!

• You’ll learn how the monarch has a place in the history books as well as how it plays a very important role in the lives of the Mexican people, where it spends its winters every year. You’ll learn which milkweed plants are best to plant for every area of the U.S. and Canada, and there’s a sample monarch waystation garden to help you plan your own.

• Perhaps most importantly, you’ll learn how you can help make the world a friendlier place for not just the monarch, but for other wildlife, because when you help the monarch, you’re helping other pollinators too – pollinators which are responsible for every third bite of food we take.

While this is not a children’s book, parents, grandparents, teachers, and anyone who has contact with kids will find fun projects for them to do. That said, most of the factual information about monarchs is appropriate for upper elementary students all the way through adults.

You can order the book in one of three ways: signed, personalized, or no signature at all. Be sure to choose the one you want and provide the personalization in the Note to Seller box if you want that. ENJOY!

*****BONUS***** Each THE MONARCH book or EXCLUSIVE Monarch Cuff Bracelet purchase will include a free packet of milkweed or nectar plant seeds from Botanical Interests Seed Company. (

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necessaryclutter Jul 1, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

My book arrived this afternoon. It's quite lovely, and has a wealth of information. This will sound odd, but I totally love the shape, as it fits into a bag easily and will carried on my gardening adventures. Thank you. 📙

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Leo Gat Oct 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Prompt shipping, excellent feedback and the book was autographed.

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Michael R. Martin Nov 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Doing what you love, loving what you do, is a feeling resonating at the turn of every page. Kylee shares her passion for a cause worth doing, Saving the Monarch Butterfly. She shows you that we have the resources to make a difference, by sharing her years of knowledge and experience. . .been-there-done-that-skills and if WE don't do something now, then WHO?

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Laurin Lindsey Jul 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This book backs a lot of fun, insightful and useful information in to its pages. Great photos too! It would be a great gift to a family or any person that wants to understand more about our precious Monarchs!

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