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  • Keywords
    • Monarch butterflies,
    • Butterfly kids’ book,
    • Butterfly migration,
    • Butterfly life cycle,
    • Insect book for kids,
    • Environmentalism for kids,
    • Science for kids

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Mona’s Mission
The Story of Monarch Migration
by Ellen Dalzell

Mona is a brave monarch butterfly with an important job! She is the third generation in the “relay race” of monarch migration as these amazing insects make their way to Mexico. Mona’s Mission is the beautiful, educational story of her life as she journeys to Missouri to give birth to the “super generation” of monarchs that will complete the migration. Along the way, she’ll encounter helpful flowers like milkweed and other monarch butterfly friends, but also predators and storms! Mona’s Mission is a wonderful book for kids to read on their own or for adults and children to enjoy together. They will learn all about monarch butterflies—their lives, their favorite foods, and how we can help them—as they are enthralled by the adventures of the courageous Mona.

Ellen Dalzell photo

Ellen Dalzell (left) is a retired elementary school teacher. Her thirty-eight years of working with children instilled the desire to continue to share her love of reading through the writing of children’s books. In addition to writing, Ellen enjoys working in her gardens in order to benefit her favorite pollinators, bees and butterflies. When not outside enjoying nature, Ellen enjoys the company of her two rescue dogs, Linus and Lola. The summer of 2023 will be Ellen’s third summer of rescuing and raising monarch butterflies. Penny Brown (right) fell in love with art at an early age. She studied art education and painting at the University of Missouri. She enjoyed teaching art to grades k-12 for thirty-eight years. In the summer she continued to grow as a watercolor artist by painting the beautiful landscapes and architecture around Fayette and Glasgow, Missouri. Penny stays busy in her retirement traveling with her husband, volunteering at children’s camps, and a yearly medical mission trip to Central America.


Ellen Dalzell
Penny Brown

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