Airplanes in the Garden is a children's book that explores the wonders of nature and an easily understood science lesson. This is the story of a young girl who discovers two caterpillar eggs and observes them until their emergence as beautiful Monarch butterflies. Author Joan Z. Calder and illustrator Cathy Quiel combine charming narrative and vibrant watercolor pictures along with Monarch science facts in this delightful book, the winner of Learning Magazine 2013 Teachers' ChoiceSM for Children's Books Award.
Author: Joan Z. Calder
Illustrator: Cathy Quiel
Hardcover - 8.5 in. x 11 in.
Winner of the Learning? Magazine 2013 Teachers? ChoiceSM for Children?s Books Award
Maps of Monarch migration
Tips on growing a butterfly garden
Joan Calder is an author, horticulturist and garden designer. She grew up learning about gardening on a dairy farm in Cato, Wisconsin. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, she held a variety of jobs in recreation, travel, and marketing before returning to school to earn a degree in Ornamental Horticulture. A passion for Monarch butterflies led her to write this nonfiction children's picture book to educate and excite children about the wonders of nature. Joan and her husband live in Santa Barbara, California.