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Summer Birds

Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian
By Margarita Engle
Illustrated by Julie Paschkis

In the Middle Ages, people believed that insects were evil, born from mud in a process called spontaneous generation. Maria Merian was only a child, but she disagreed. She watched carefully as caterpillars spun themselves cocoons, which opened to reveal summer birds, or butterflies and moths. Maria studied the whole life cycle of the summer birds, and documented what she learned in vibrant paintings.

This is the story of one young girl who took the time to observe and learn, and in so doing disproved a theory that went all the way back to ancient Greece.


May 21, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The smallest feline is a masterpiece…


May 3, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

C Cat

Cat the hunter, the devil, the sorcerer, the incarnation of evil, exists side with the creature of angelic grace, the protector of the hearth, the hero of countless adventures.

Jean Burden

May 3, 2017 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

The Old Pond

April 17, 2017 at 6:25 pm Leave a comment

An old pond!

by Matsuo Bashō

An old pond!
A frog jumps in—
the sound of water.


April 17, 2017 at 5:04 pm Leave a comment

Why the Easter Bunny?

Happy Easter!

April 16, 2017 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

Riverdale Lion


March 23, 2017 at 6:05 pm Leave a comment

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