"…I immediately fell in love with Matilda, an amazing, sweet, curious character. What a lovely story with a subtle and yet deep and understandable message for young (and those who are not so young) readers. This book is one of "must have" books in your library. I already purchased a Kindle version for myself and I ordered two more copies in print for my library." —Vida Zuljevic
BOOK SUMMARY: Matilda doesn't want to leap onto ledges or bound across fields. She only wants to fly. “How can a creature without wings every hope to fly?" Matilda's friends wonder as they laugh at the tiny caterpillar who only wants to fly. Meanwhile, as Matilda munches and crunches on milkweed leaves and progresses from egg to butterfly, her friends begin to recall how they felt before they were able to do all of the things they had dreamed of doing. With a little help from her friends, Matilda learns that if she keeps trying, she can do anything that she really wants to do.
LITERARY AWARDS—Excellence in Children's Literature:
• 2013 Purple Dragonfly Book Award (Picture Books 6+)
• THE GITTLE LIST 2013 (Top 10 Self-published Children's Picture Books)
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Bette A. Stevens is a retired elementary and middle school teacher. Stevens lives in Hartland, Maine with her husband on their 37-acre farmstead. AMAZING MATILDA: A Monarch’s Tale is Stevens's second children's book. Stevens has written articles for ECHOES, The Northern Maine Journal of Rural Culture based in Caribou, Maine. Stevens advocates for children and families, childhood literacy and monarch butterflies. PURE TRASH, Stevens’s first book for YA/Adult readers, is a short 1950s adventure story and the prequel to her upcoming novel to be released summer of 2014. Stevens is a member of Maine Writers & Publishers. She advocates for families, childhood literacy and monarch butterflies in her books and on her website/blog. Find out more about Stevens and her books at her website where you can download the author's FREE pdf FUN & LEARNING WITH MONARCHS (Links to Monarch butterfly crafts, games, coloring pages, gardening tips, teacher guides and more) http://www.4writersandreaders.com or at http://www.Amazon.com/