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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-915800-9
    • 8.5 x 11.0 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 40 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-03-915801-6
    • 8.5 x 11.0 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 40 pages
  • Keywords
    • Ojibwe,
    • monarch butterfly,
    • migration,
    • Mexico,
    • spirit,
    • First Nations,
    • lifecycle

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The Monarch Butterfly
by Dorothy Ladd

What can we learn from our incredible little monarch butterfly? The butterfly’s migration from Canada to Mexico is long and time consuming—we can compare the journey to our life. Not only that, in Ojibwe culture the butterfly has a spirit—Memengwaa. Cast your thoughts to reach out to Memengwaa. The butterfly silently listens and its spirit travels along, carrying your wishes and dreams. This poetic non-fiction book blends lifecycle facts with Ojibwe beliefs about the monarch butterfly.

Dorothy Ladd photo

Dorothy Ladd experiences her love of nature through butterflies. She raises them and watches them through their stages, then tags them and sets them free for their journey. She is from Saugeen First Nation, near Southampton, Ontario, and resides there with her spouse.


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