A Children's Guide to Arctic Butterflies


There are 20,000 species of butterflies in theworld, but only several dozen are found on the tundra of the North American Arctic.Many Arctic animals have warm, woolly coats, downy feathers, or thick layers ofblubber, and Arctic butterflies appear fragile with their fluttering, delicatewings. Yet the hardy butterflies that live at the top of the world have manyclever ways to keep themselves warm in cool summers andendure icy-cold winters. In A Children’s Guide to Arctic Butterflies, young readerslearn about twelve of the butterflies that call the Arctic home and how theysurvive on the tundra from one season to the next.


With a simple layout and easy-to-follow headingsfor each butterfly, this beautiful book is filled with fun, useful facts, includingintroductory material about the life cycle and anatomy of butterflies and howthey begin life as caterpillars.

Step inside and journey North—you may even spota familiar fluttering friend. While some of the butterflies found in A Children’sGuide to Arctic Butterflies are among the most northern of butterfly species,many can also be found south of the Arctic and in high, cold places around theworld!

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