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Racing with Butterflies (Nature Club #2) (Paperback)
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This is book number 2 in the Nature Club series.
Welcome to The Nature Club
The Nature Club books invite you to explore the outdoors with Izzy, Tai, Brooke, Zack, and Miguel. Through their adventures, they learn to help the wildlife they love while helping each other with the challenges of growing up.
Will Tai's horse ride in the rodeo?
Tai and his horse, Dune, are preparing for a rodeo competition. When Dune mysteriously becomes ill, a neighbor blames the milkweed plants in Tai's pasture and tells Tai he must remove them. When Tai learns that monarch butterflies--including one he named Dana--depend on the plants, he becomes conflicted. How can he save both Dune and the monarchs? Things get even more complicated when Tai's mother visits. Are his parents getting back together? As Tai struggles to save Dune, the butterflies, and his family, he learns relationships aren't as simple as he'd thought.
"Racing with Butterflies is engaging, fun to read, and accurate in its depiction of monarch natural history--it will draw in young readers while helping them understand why we should all care for monarchs."
--Dr. Scott Black, executive director, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
About the Author
Rachel Mazur, Ph.D., is the author of Speaking of Bears (Globe Pequot, 2015), the award-winning picture book If You Were a Bear (Sequoia Natural History Association, 2008), and many articles for scientific and trade publications. She is passionate about writing stories to connect kids and nature--and inspiring them to protect it. Rachel lives with her husband and two children in El Portal, California, where she oversees the wildlife program at Yosemite National Park.
“Racing with Butterflies is engaging, fun to read, and accurate in its depiction of monarch natural history—it will draw in young readers while helping them understand why we should all care for monarchs.”
—Dr. Scott Black, executive director, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation