Tiger: The Story of a Swallowtail Butterfly

Tiger: The Story of a Swallowtail Butterfly

By: Robert M. McClung
Published by: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: 1953
Series: Robert McClung's Animal Life Cycle Series

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Tiger Swallowtail's bright yellow wings with black stripes make him one of the showiest of the butterflies. He is also one of the biggest and handomest. Mr. McClung's clear, simple text and beautiful pictures, half of them in three colors, tell the story of his first year—from tiny egg to full-grown butterfly. First of all Tiger emerges from the egg as a caterpillar. Then, as he grows, he sheds his skin a number of times, each new skin showing a different pattern. He can defend himself at this stage by shooting out the horns on the front of his head. Next he becomes a chrysalid, and after a long winter the chrysalid splits open and a bedraggled-looking creature appears. In a few hours he turns into a perfect tiger swallowtail butterfly.

Flitting across the pages of this delightful picture book, Tiger and his fellow butterflies bring to it the very feel of summer.

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