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Velma Gratch & the way cool butterfly

Author: Alan Madison; Kevin Hawkes
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Primary school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Velma starts first grade in the shadow of her memorable older sisters, and while her newfound interest in butterflies helps her to stand out, it also leads to an interesting complication.
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Genre/Form: Picture books
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Madison, Alan.
Velma Gratch & the way cool butterfly.
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2007
(OCoLC)608131127
Material Type: Fiction, Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Madison; Kevin Hawkes
ISBN: 9780375835971 0375835970 9780375935978 0375935975
OCLC Number: 76135963
Awards: Winner of Lupine Award (Picture Book) 2007
Short-listed for Virginia Readers Choice Award (Primary) 2010
Short-listed for Young Hoosier Book Award (Picture Book) 2010
Short-listed for Charlotte Award (Primary) 2010
Short-listed for Black-Eyed Susan Award (Picture Book) 2008
Short-listed for Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award 2009
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: "The Butterfly Conservatory was a magical space that Velma had only dreamt of. Inside, butterflies of every color --
giant swallowtails, shorttailed skippers, pygmy blues, and best of all, monarchs --
flew up to forever. A tear formed in a distant corner of her eye. All she wanted was one single tingly touch of a butterfly ... even though that might hurt it. But Velma couldn't. She couldn't hurt a butterfly."
Other Titles: Velma Gratch and the way cool butterfly
Responsibility: written by Alan Madison ; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.

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Velma starts first grade in the shadow of her memorable older sisters, and while her newfound interest in butterflies helps her to stand out, it also leads to an interesting complication.

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Fitting Into First Grade

by 176turbulence3 (WorldCat user published 2010-02-23) Good Permalink

Velma gets off to a bad start in 1<sup>st</sup> grade because her teachers only remember her older 2 sisters’ names and how wonderful they were.  She overcompensates by becoming the worst at the very things her sisters did...
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