Butterfly Island

Author: Corina Bomann

Publisher: AmazonCrossing

ISBN: 9781477819951

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2820


From the bestselling author of The Moonlit Garden comes the sweeping, romantic tale of one woman's quest across two continents and one hundred years of history to unearth her family's deepest secret. Diana Wagenbach is the sole survivor in a withering family tree fraught with secrets. When the first in a trail of clues is handed down to Diana by her great-aunt on her deathbed, along with a plea to assuage their family's guilt by revealing all, Diana obliges. She follows the clues--a picture here, a letter there, a pressed frangipani flower in a book--that carry her away from her philandering husband in Berlin to a charming manor in England and all the way to a tea plantation in Sri Lanka. Diana unravels the dramatic tale of her great-great-grandmother, Grace Tremayne, with the aid of Jonathan Singh, a local historian and writer--and someone with whom she feels a deep bond that sparks into romance. As Grace's tragic past in exotic colonial Ceylon is revealed and the family's sins come to light, Diana finds inspiration in her ancestor's courage and begins to rethink what happiness--and love--is worth, and how the surest route to peace is in setting the truth free.

Butterfly Cove

Author: Christina Skye

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460319591

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9405


Girl's gone bad…for the town's new golden boy Maybe opposites don't always attract. If they did, architect Olivia Sullivan would have run away with bad boy Rafe Russo when they were teenagers. Instead, Olivia has spent ten years dreaming up designs for a life that hasn't gone the way she planned. Still reeling from her career's implosion and her father's death, Olivia thanks her lucky stars for the support of her three lifelong friends. But this good girl is through sitting on the sidelines. When Rafe returns to the beautiful Oregon coast where they grew up, her former flame ignites a new desire. Now Olivia must take a walk on the wild side to show the new deputy that in matters of love…being bad can feel very good. Freshly back from Afghanistan, rugged ex-Marine and new deputy Rafe is done breaking laws and hearts. He's always regretted leaving Olivia behind, but now she's after adventure and he'd better proceed with caution. Because wanting her again might be easy, but fighting for a future together will be his biggest risk yet.

I Lived on Butterfly Hill

Author: Marjorie Agosin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144249476X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

View: 2306


An eleven-year-old’s world is upended by political turmoil in this “lyrically ambitious tale of exile and reunification” (Kirkus Reviews) from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile. Celeste Marconi is a dreamer. She lives peacefully among friends and neighbors and family in the idyllic town of Valparaiso, Chile—until one day when warships are spotted in the harbor and schoolmates start disappearing from class without a word. Celeste doesn’t quite know what is happening, but one thing is clear: no one is safe, not anymore. The country has been taken over by a government that declares artists, protestors, and anyone who helps the needy to be considered “subversive” and dangerous to Chile’s future. So Celeste’s parents—her educated, generous, kind parents—must go into hiding before they, too, “disappear.” Before they do, however, they send Celeste to America to protect her. As Celeste adapts to her new life in Maine, she never stops dreaming of Chile. But even after democracy is restored to her home country, questions remain: Will her parents reemerge from hiding? Will she ever be truly safe again? Accented with interior artwork, steeped in the history of Pinochet’s catastrophic takeover of Chile, and based on many true events, this multicultural ode to the power of revolution, words, and love is both indelibly brave and heartwrenchingly graceful.

The Island at the End of Everything

Author: Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 055353534X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5080


A poignant story filled with heart-warming courage as a young girl takes on a harrowing journey to be reunited with her mother. Ami lives on Culion, an island in the Philippines for people who have leprosy. Her mother is among the infected. Ami loves her home: with its blue seas and lush forests, Culion contains all she knows and loves. But the arrival of malicious government official Mr. Zamora changes her world forever. Islanders untouched by sickness are forced to leave for a neighboring island, where the children are placed in an orphanage. Banished across the sea, Ami is desperate to return to Culion before her mother's death. She finds a strange and fragile hope in a colony of butterflies. Can they lead her home before it's too late? Heartrending yet hopeful, celebrated newcomer Kiran Hargrave's novel is a story about loss, perseverence, and faith.

Wings of Light

The Migration of the Yellow Butterfly

Author: Stephen R. Swinburne

Publisher: Boyds Mills Press

ISBN: 9781590780824

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1674


Accompanied by gorgeous watercolors, this fascinating book traces the journey of the yellow butterfly as it migrates from the Yucatan rain forest to the shores of North America--a perilous trek of more than two thousand miles.

In the Time of the Butterflies

Author: Julia Alvarez

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565129768

Category: Fiction

Page: 339

View: 4882


A story based on actual events evokes the horror of the Dominican Republic under dictator General Trujillo, as three sisters die in a jeep "accident."

The Butterfly Isles

A Summer In Search Of Our Emperors And Admirals

Author: Patrick (Y) Barkham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783784585


Page: 304

View: 7209


British and Irish Butterflies

An Island Perspective

Author: Roger L H Dennis,Peter B Hardy

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1786395061

Category: Science

Page: 405

View: 5314


Islands are special places; they can be havens for unique plants and animals and refuges for wildlife. This book investigates the biogeography of butterfly species over the British islands, particularly the factors that influence their presence on the islands and that have made each island's butterfly fauna distinctive. The book contains a full log of records of species on the islands and much supporting information. The first three chapters set the scene, illustrating the basics of island biogeography theory, their changing circumstances during the current Holocene interglacial, and studies of natural history of British butterflies that mark the islands as the most intensively studied region for wildlife in the world. The book advances by increasing resolution downscale from a European continental perspective, through patterns and changes on the British mainland, a comparison of the two dominant islands of Britain and Ireland, to a close inspection of the dynamics of species on the multitude of offshore islands. Detailed investigations include contrasts in species' richness on the islands and then of the incidences of each species. Case studies highlight the continual turnover of species on islands. Attention is then given to evolutionary changes since the time that glaciers enveloped Europe. A powerful message is conveyed for the maintenance of butterfly species on the smaller British islands now experiencing population losses at a rate unprecedented since the spread of the last ice sheets: the incontrovertible importance of maintaining populations of species on nearby mainland sources for islands as pools for future migrants.

When the Butterflies Came

Author: Kimberley Griffiths Little

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545529522

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7153


A moving story of a young girl's struggle with love, loss, family, and magic from the beyond, from critically acclaimed author Kimberley Griffiths Little. Everybody thinks Tara Doucet has the perfect life. But Tara’s life is anything but perfect: Her dear Grammy Claire has just passed away, her mom is depressed and distant, and she and her sister, Riley, can’t agree on anything. But when mysterious and dazzling butterflies begin to follow her around after Grammy Claire’s funeral, Tara knows in her heart that her grandmother has left her one final mystery to solve. Tara finds a stack of keys and detailed letters from Grammy Claire. Note by note, Tara learns unexpected truths about her grandmother’s life. As the letters grow more ominous and the clues harder to decipher, Tara realizes that the secrets she must uncover could lead to grave danger. And when Tara and Riley are swept away to the beautiful islands of Chuuk to hear their grandmother’s will, Tara discovers the most shocking truth of all, one that will change her life forever. Kimberley Griffiths Little weaves a magical, breathtaking mystery full of loss and love, family and faith.

Dancing with Butterflies

A Breathtaking Unforgettable Journey

Author: Dr. Gramps

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456730734

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 1012


Dancing with butterflies is a beautiful allegory dramatizing the yearnings of three very brave butterflies named Zippy, Tippy and Flitty. They will be led to new heights of love, joy and victory. You will follow Jenny, who is offered an extraordinary adventure; it will be one that no other human has ever been able to take, a place called Butterfly Island. She will journey through difficult places with her three companions, as she overcomes her fears and passes through many dangers that will at last bring them to the end of their journey Crystal Mountain. Here she will experience the transformation that will take place by their wonderful and loving King. The catch is that she will have to become a butterfly as well; her journey will take her through a terrible forest that is very scary having to watch and observe all that the butterflies and their babies will have to go through. They will have to face challenges with keeping their babies protected by learning to trust in their King as well as each other. They will learn the Kings way to turn their intentions into action, challenges into strength and their experiences into wisdom. Based on the premise that by trusting in our King. He can change our lives and we can live an adventurous and exciting life for Him and our loved ones. Dancing with Butterflies is a story that will open up your emotions and your heart. I find that Dancing with Butterflies is stunning in its beauty, simplicity and scope. It distills the teaching and wisdom of our King, reminding us of how wonderful it feels to be awake, alive and to love one another. Kathy Barnes

Butterflies of the South Pacific

Author: Brian Patrick,Hamish Patrick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781877578045

Category: Nature

Page: 239

View: 6866


The South Pacific is a vast expanse of ocean with tiny scattered islands and island groups. From Kiribati, Tuvalu, and Fiji to the west, to the far-flung Marquesas and Austral Islands in French Polynesia to the east, this book surveys (and discovers) the butterfly inhabitants of these tropical islands. For completeness, Hawai'i to the north - where there are many fewer islands in an otherwise empty ocean - is included. To the south and with a much larger land area, lies temperate New Zealand, with a further string of islands reaching into sub-Antarctic waters. It is easy to misjudge butterflies as fragile flying insects, but their distribution across a wild and expansive Pacific Ocean proves otherwise. Long ago, by flight, they colonized isolated and tiny atolls and they continue to claim new territory. Additionally, they came by land bridges when sea levels were lower, to mark out their distribution and perhaps establish new species. More recently, people have made their way into the South Pacific region, and, therefore, the book's final chapter considers the impacts of human migration and population growth, and identifies conservation issues. As a beautiful and highly illustrated guide, Butterflies of the South Pacific includes lifesize reproductions, as well as magnifications of smaller butterflies. *** "Featuring glorious color photography throughout, including close-up images of virtually every listed species, 'Butterflies of the South Pacific' is an information-packed guide that is invaluable to entomologists, yet accessible to lay readers. Highly recommended." - The Midwest Book Review, Library Bookwatch, January 2013, The Wildlife Shelfò

Butterflies of Australia

Their Identification, Biology and Distribution

Author: Michael F Braby


ISBN: 0643102922

Category: Science

Page: 1004

View: 802


This outstanding work is the ultimate guide for the identification of Australia’s butterflies. Nearly 400 species – all those currently recognised from Australia, plus those from surrounding islands – are represented, with all adults and some immature stages displayed in stunning colour sections. Introductory chapters cover the history of publications, classification, morphology, distribution, conservation and collection, together with a checklist of the butterfly fauna. The body of the text is arranged systematically, providing a wealth of information including description, variation, similar behaviour, distribution and habitat, and major literature references, giving a comprehensive summary of the present state of knowledge of these insects. Appendices provide details of those species recorded from Australian islands outside the Australian faunal subregion, those protected by legislation, the larval food plants, and the attendant ants. Extensive references, a glossary and an index of scientific and common names complete the work. Joint Winner of the 2001 Whitley Medal. Finalist Scholarly Reference section - The Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing 2001.

The New Ipf Anthology of Fine Literature

Author: Jordan Spencer Cunningham,Bobby Robertson,Timothy Brooks,Anna Willis

Publisher: IPF³ Publications

ISBN: 1449955819

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 162

View: 8089


Enjoy a collection of some of the finest works available to all literarydom. The pieces in this first volume of the New IPF³ Anthology of Fine Literature will uplift the unhappiness, intrigue the intellects, malleate the minds, and evoke the emotions of readers of all ages and interests. This is certainly a valuable addition to the libraries of all admirers of fine literary art.

The My Little Pony G3 Collector's Inventory

An Unofficial Full Color Illustrated Guide to the Third Generation of MLP Including All Ponies, Playsets and Accessories from 2003 to the Present

Author: Summer Hayes

Publisher: Priced Nostalgia Press

ISBN: 0978606353

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 188

View: 9596


A guide to the third generation of My little pony collectibles, with detailed photos for easy identification.

Butterfly Garden

with audio recording

Author: Margaret McNamara

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442436441

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4169


The Robin Hill School first-graders learn about butterflies in this springtime Ready-to-Read! When a package arrives on Mrs. Connor’s desk, everyone is eager to find out what’s in it. Mrs. Connor hints that it’s something that changes from one thing to another. The children soon discover that it’s not a monster or a superhero, but a jar with five caterpillars. The class is going to learn about the life cycle of butterflies! They patiently watch as the caterpillars eat and eat and grow and grow, become chrysalises, and then emerge as beautiful butterflies. And all the children agree that butterflies are “even better than a superhero.”

A Butterfly Is Patient

Author: Dianna Hutts Aston

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452134596

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 3621


The creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet and A Seed Is Sleepy have teamed up again to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies. From iridescent blue swallowtails and brilliant orange monarchs to the worlds tiniest butterfly (Western Pygmy Blue) and the largest (Queen Alexandra's Birdwing), an incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder. Perfect for a child's bedroom bookshelf or for a classroom reading circle! Plus, this is the fixed format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition.

Dado Island. The Superstitious Democracy

Author: Sasha Krugosvetov

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5457710017

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2722


«Dado Island. The Superstitious Democracy» – перевод на английский язык книги Саши Кругосветова «Остров Дадо. Суеверная демократия», выполненный переводчицей Жозефиной фон Цицевиц.Сам автор, вспоминая своё знакомство с переводчицей и оценивая результаты её работы, отмечает:«Жозефина – очень живая, обаятельная. С неожиданной биографией. Она прусская немка, выходец из тех мест, что сейчас являются Калининградской областью. Живет в Лондоне очень давно. Она профессиональный филолог, преподает в университете и занимается переводами на русский и на английский. Ее русский почти без акцента. Видимо, и с пониманием все очень неплохо. Хотя в процессе работы были отдельные случаи, когда фрагменты русского текста она «прочитывала» (воспринимала) ошибочно. Но, поняв объяснение, находила прекрасные решения. Я мог бы очень долго рассказывать о ее успехах: как вместо ССБ (Совета Светлого Будущего) появился GESTAPRO, вместо ТРУПа (Трудовой Партии) появился WORKCORPS, вместо Хачей появились Haki (напоминающие paki), вместо Очкариков – Geek. Вместо крыши – umbrella.Одним словом, по моим впечатлениям, перевод книги на английский удался. А как его оценят англоязычные читатели – покажет время».

Book Three: Spies at Rayon Junction

The Canvas Map Adventures Series

Author: Linda Rasmussen

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477288325

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 6296


In Book Three: Spies at Rayon Junction, Gerry and his classmate, Shane, continue their journey through Cookie County, unaware that the gold keys they each carry have special powers. On their way to Balloon Field, where Trent, the hot air balloon pilot, is waiting to take them for a ride, they pass through the Rayon Junction Train Station. While they are there, they meet many peculiar citizens of Mydreama, including, Uncle David, the engineer of the Mountain Wildcat. They also find out that they are being followed by many ominous-looking blackbirds, but they have no clue that these birds are after their keys. When the boys finally reach the balloon, they are joined by the mysterious teacher that gave them the keys. With her is one their classmates, Dawnie, who joins Gerry and Shane on a very adventurous trip in the hot air balloon. While they are sailing across Cookie County, they see the Black-eyed Hills, just before a rare cotton ball storm disables their balloon, causing them to crash into the Raisin River. The adventure continues, as the gondola of the airship is transformed into a sailing vessel. Then, while they are sleeping, the currents pull them into the slower-moving Sweetwater River of the Sugar Hills, where they become stuck in a sugar slide. Gerry’s sparrow friend comes to find them and takes, Mac and Tosh, two stowaway Knottys, to the Jamthumb Ranch to get help. In the meantime, the stranded castaways must figure out how to get their stuck craft out of the sugar, but are interrupted by two curious sugarbears. When their very angry mother shows up to claim her lost cubs, the kids are able to get away from her and get their boat back in the river, by eating some of Ms. Razzleberry’s miraculous Jillybeans.