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Why Butterflies Go By On Silent Wings(2001)
A Picture Book by Marguerite W Davol
"Back when the world was young, it was noisy. Very noisy. Forest and fields everywhere throbbed with the loud sounds of animals -- hoots and roars, screeches and yowls. ...But of all the noisy creatures in the land, the butterflies made the loudest, most annoying sounds. Day after day, as the tedious drab butterflies flew from flower to flower, they boasted and argued among themselves -- loudly." What happens to the noisy butterflies so they become the silent beatiful creatures that flit among the flowers today? A wild storm stuns the butterflies into silence and for the very first time they look beyond themselves at the beauty of the world. The very noisy animals in the country between the Mountains of the Mist and the Singular Sea are beautifully evoked by Rob Roth's illustrations. With vibrant yet delicate watercolors he manages to give the sense of an elephant's bulk, a wildebeast's energy.
May 2001 : USA Hardback
March 2001 : USA Library Binding
2004 : USA Paperback
Title: Why Butterflies Go By on Silent Wings
Author(s): Marguerite W Davol
ISBN: 0-439-56073-X / 978-0-439-56073-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.