Hexapod Stories

by Edith M. Patch

Description:  Imaginative stories of fourteen insects, their complex life cycles, and their environs, told in a way that captures children's interest. The insects described range from the familiar butterfly, moth, grasshopper, cricket, bumble bee, firefly, dragonfly, and beetle to the less well known tree hopper, walking stick and gall dweller. Notes include lots of suggestions for further reading. The author, a widely-respected entomologist, made it one of her life goals to produce engaging stories for children that were scientifically accurate in all respects.

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Ages:  7-10
Length:  144 pages
Format:  Paperback
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2018
ISBN:  978-1-63334-100-5
Genres:  Nature Study

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Van, the Sleepy Butterfly
3. Old Bumble
4. The Strange House of Cecid Cido Domy
5. Poly, the Easter Butterfly
6. Jumping Jack
7. Nata, the Nymph
8. Lampy's Fourth o' July
9. Carol
10. Ann Gusti's Circus
11. Gryl, the Little Black Minstrel
12. Luna's Thanksgiving
13. Keti Abbot, the Littlest Christmas Guest

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